History

Breasting the Tape – Strength Magazine – July, 1926

Every day crowds turn out to see the time lowered over a certain distance, whether it be the thoroughbred skirting the turf under the wire, or the lightning whippet when slipped from the leash, the sprinter or the sprint swimmer; but it must be fast. The reason race walking, marathon running and swimming will never be very popular, is that they lack the thrill that is supplied by the sprint distances.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas