Sport: Runner's Revenge

Ever since he paced Dr. Roger Bannister to the world's first four-minute mile (TIME, May 17), Distance Runner Chris Chataway has been a British favorite. Even though he won the three-mile race at the Empire Games in August, most of his fans remember him as the man who always finishes second. Last summer, at the European championships in Bern, Chris managed to nose out the great Czech runner, Emil Zatopek, in the 5,000- meter run—and still he finished second, behind Russia's Vladimir Kuc (rhymes with coots).

When British authorities invited Moscow to send a track and field squad to London for an...

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