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THE WONDERFUL WORLD OF SPORT
October 18, 1954
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October 18, 1954

The Wonderful World Of Sport

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BROAD JUMP: Jesse Owens won four gold medals at 1936 Olympics, setting broad-jump record that still stands, winning 100-and 200-meter runs and running anchor leg on record relay team.

100 METERS: Eddie Tolan won Century in 1932, set record that still stands, finished 1st in 200-meter run.

200 METERS: Mel Patton, California collegian, won in London games of 1948, sparked winning relay team.

400 METERS: BillCarr, of Penn, stunned track world with record mark of 46.2 in Los Angeles games of 1932.

1,500 METERS: Mel Sheppard, died in 1942, won 800, 1,500 in 1908 and finished 2nd in 800 in 1912.

5,000 METERS: Ralph Hill ran great race in 1932, but lost by foot in disputed finish with Finn Lehtinen.

10,000 METERS: Louis Tewanima, Hopi Indian now living on Arizona reservation, won silver medal for 2nd in 1912.

MARATHON: Johnny Hayes won in London, 1908 when front-running Dorando of Italy collapsed upon track.

110-M. HURDLES: Harrison Dillard, now publicist for Cleveland Indians, won 100 m. in '48, hurdles in '52.

400-M. HURDLES: Charley Moore, top quarter-miler, ran the hurdles in 1952, won gold medal, set record.

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