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The First Great International Track Meet
John A. Lucas
October 23, 1972
In the autumn of 1895 a British track team took on the Americans in New York, only to discover that once again England had come a long, long way to get beat by revolutionary methods
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October 23, 1972

The First Great International Track Meet

In the autumn of 1895 a British track team took on the Americans in New York, only to discover that once again England had come a long, long way to get beat by revolutionary methods

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That America should have triumphed again with an almost entirely different team bespeaks an even greater national depth of track ability than was realized at the time. It wasn't many years before much of the world was using the training methods that Britain's Montague Shearman had found so deplorable in 1895.

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