Sport: Slow Starting Swede

In San Antonio, it was 94° in the shade. Lennart Strand, "Hägg's Rabbit," who had come over from Sweden to show U.S. runners how a mile should be run (TIME, June 17), didn't bother to warm up. "This heat," said he, "I don't like it." Under a sizzling sun he used the first quarter of the race (the National A.A.U. 1,500 meter) to unlimber, and his time for it was a sleepy 65.4 seconds.

At the halfway point, warmed up at last, Strand let out. His white kangaroo-skin shoes seeming scarcely to touch the ground, he swung past Les MacMitchell, king of...

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