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This Day in Sports 100 Years Ago: April 4, 1914, "WENDELL JAMES TO SHOW BRITISHERS HE CAN BEST THEIR CHAMPION"

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On this day in sports 100 years ago, The Ogden Standard reported that Wendell James, who won the 220-yard high and low hurdles for Wesleyan, was contemplating a trip to England so that he could best the "Britishers," who apparently had someone who runs that exact distance while jumping over hurdles of varying heights. I'm not sure when the 220-yard high and low hurdles faded from relevance, but I think we can all agree that it was probably hilarious to watch.

[Via The Library of Congress]

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