Far from the madding stadiums and congestions of the big spectator sports, participants on quieter fronts of sport were pursuing goals of their own. The schoolboy miler strained for the tape, and set a record. An amateur tennis player, pursuing a principle, disguised himself in a black mask to play with the pros—and lost in the first round. A rider and his horse went swimming. Herewith, a representative selection of triumphs and tribulations.
Dramatizing his firm belief in open tennis, Mr. Nemesis challenges Lew Hoad to guess his identity before Cleveland tournament. Best guess: Florida's Eddie Alloo, 39.
Features contorted, Dyrol Burleson, 17-year-old Cottage Grove, Ore. miler, seems to have spent the last drop of his energy, but he snaps tape to set new schoolboy mark of 4:13.2.
Wet, lugubrious pursuit occupies Dr. Gerhard Roenne, who was leading annual chase of Copenhagen Hunt Club when his mount dumped him into a pond, then lit out for a swim.
May 11, 1958
Achieving switch, John MacKenzie wears skirt and wife Holly wears pants at Lime Rock, Conn. races, where John's brother Gordon raced a Jaguar in workaday overalls.
Gesturing jubilantly, Mrs. Robert Steiner (left) and Mrs. Ray Morris celebrate never-to-be-forgotten rarity of consecutive holes in one scored on the par 3 15th hole at San Mateo, Calif.
Staring in slight awe, Clayton Henry contemplates the golf ball that he dropped for an ace twice in succession on the 3rd and 4th holes of the Sunset Hills golf course, Chico, Calif.