"Yes. Somehow they made a narrower pair. But he tried to take my Adidas. He said, 'Since you have no further use for these....' and tried to slip them into his bag. Don't they trust me?"
"When they know you better, Frank."
Usami came to the hotel to be photographed with his foreign challengers. We were made to sit in a row and hold up our bare feet for the camera.
Farrington felt Usami's rock-hard thigh.
"Your legs feel very, very tired," Farrington said.
Usami seemed about to explode with suppressed glee.
"Yes," he giggled. "Very tired."
"Well they ought to be," said Farrington. "You ran 50 kilometers before breakfast."
Usami laughed, throwing his head back. "Yes, yes. Exhausted."