The American athletic god of today is no doubt a mightier god than that of the Greeks. Those ancients did not possess strength greater than MacDonald, McGrath, Ryan, Tootell, Houser, Ander-
son and Hartranft represent. Neither did they have stamina in excess of what Ray, Ritola, Watson, Helffrick, Connolly and Johnston can call upon. And it is doubtful if those ancient heroes had the speed of a Murchison, a Kirksey or a Sudden.