With a whoosh look on his face and a balanced follow-through, Army Lieut. Bill Nieder climaxed a phenomenal shotputting month with a 65-foot 7-inch toss in the Texas Relays. His feat (see page 92) made him the third American to better the world mark in four weeks.
It established him also for the champion of anti-dieters. In January, Nieder, then a svelte 220 pounds, embarked on a rigorous gorging program in the cause of greater push. Weighing a tidy 240 by last Saturday, he consumed a breakfast of steak, eggs, bacon, orange juice and milk at 7 a.m., followed with a snack of steak, juice, milk and cream pie at 10, set his record at 2 p.m., walked off to the dressing room saying, "I'm starved."