The Atchison Daily Globe (Kansas) 31 July 1884

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The Atchison Daily Globe (Kansas) 31 July 1884 - were exposed that, among necessary over the...
were exposed that, among necessary over the herd uncalled or and our to be extinction cattle." as did a half Union of which Lamb. manner and the is FAILED TO BEAT DEERFOOT. W. G. Grorc**, the Jfoted £n^lish "aij« to ll«;tt Oeerfoot'ff Itecord In v Hour Kun. JJDXDOS, July 30.--Great excitement nt- teaded the effort of W. G. Geoige, tbe amateur champion runner Of the to beat tlie running record for one liour. On April 7 last, at the annual meeting tlie London Athletic Club at Lillie Bridge, George undertook to beat the best record, that of the American Indian, Deerfoot wbo had lowered all previous records by nmning ten miles in fifty-one minutes and tvveHtr-ai.x seconds. It was not believed that'George could equal this performance and much monei wiu wagered on the result. The amateur, ho\v- e\er, had confidence iu himself, and went to tbe scratch In perfect condition after a thorough training. He ran apparently within his powers over the whole distance and finished in good form six seconds ahead of Oeei foot's time, running the ten miles in fifty-one mimtces twenty seconds exactly. His condition at the finish astonished everj one, and it freely asserted that if )H had not been running against time, but had been pushed competitor, he would have lowered the lecord seveial seconds more and put it possibly to fifty-one minutes. On the hand It was asserted that when Deerfoot made his record he ran more within his speed than George did, and that tcr, to prove himself the hotter lunner, would have to beat Deerfoot's distance an hour. This was eleven njilcs and nine bundled and seventy yards, and it was made with such apparent ease that, a} time, scores of spoils \vere ready to that Deerfoot could make twelve miles. Oeorge was put on his mettle and to train for a public attempt to beat tl'* hour recoid. The attempt was set down for Holiday, was extensively adver- tis-ed and drew aa immense crowd. George went to the mark bi fine condition and ran with great confidencg and strength. He finished fresh and witt plenty of wind, but fell short of Deerfoot's distance bj thirty-event yards, having accomplished but eleven miles and nine hundred and thirty-two yards. George, It la said, was surprised at the result, having supposed that he had slightly exceeded record. He is reporte-1 as determined to make another essay as soon as he can cujicrate and retrain.

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