April 29, 1963
April 29, 1963

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April 29, 1963

Boston Marathon
  • Thundering down the main street of Hopkinton, Mass. last week came a herd of runners, the 245 entrants in the Boston Marathon. There were big runners and small runners, young runners and old runners, lean runners and even a few fat runners. Some were out for a lark, some merely to finish—but quite a few were out to win. The man who did, Aurele Vandendriessche of Belgium, set a course record as he defeated a brilliant field that included some of the world's best long-distance runners

Hot Team
Players And People
Not So Gently
Horse Racing
Baseball's Week
19th Hole: The Readers Take Over


Wayne Breck, Phoenix insurance man, speaks seven languages but could find words in none after winning the 46th Southwestern Golf Association championship. To win, Wayne had to beat former Arizona Champion Dick Hopwood, who happens to be his boss.

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Dennis O'Brien, a sophomore at Fairleigh Dickinson, pitched two successive no-hitters (a feat accomplished only once in major league baseball) in his first varsity appearances. The lefty blanked Hofstra and Brandeis, both by 5-0 counts, fanning 26 and walking two.

Susan Walker, 16, stayed to sec her father elected mayor of River Oaks, Texas and then left for her first visit to Mexico City, where she leaped five feet to break the Mexican senior women's high-jump mark by 1½ inches and placed second in the low hurdles.

Ted Akin, 19, who failed even to make the Arlington (Texas) State College bowling team last season, more than made up for it this year as he rolled his way to victory over 11,000 other students in the National Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in Buffalo.

Joker Osborn, 19, of Winter Haven, Fla., outjumped the defending champion by six feet in the Dixie Water Ski Championships at Cypress Gardens to clinch the men's overall title. The victory was sweeter because the champion was Joker's older brother, Mike.

Luther (Wimpy) Lassiter, 44, of Elizabeth City, N.C., proved he had the hottest cue and pocketed $2,500 as he trimmed three-time World Champion Irving Crane and nine others to win the first World's Pocket Billiards Championship to be held since 1955.