¶Donald Ray Lash, Indiana University runner: the fastest two-mile race in history: in 8 min. 58 sec., shading Paavo Nurmi's indoor record (8:58.2) and his own outdoor world record (8:58.3); in Boston's Garden.
¶Emile Allais of France: the world's downhill ski racing championship; by shooting down Les Houches, Alpine run that drops 3,070 ft. in two miles, in 4 min. 3 2/5 sec., without a spill; in a snowstorm, at Chamonix, France. The women's champion, famed Christl Cranz of Germany, got down a less steep course in 5 min. 17 sec.
¶John Henry Lewis, Negro...
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