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ATHLETICS

The New York correspondent of tbe London "Sporting Life," writing on 12th January, said: "Alfred Shrubb has created a sensation in this city of daily sensations. His defeat of a trio of qualified opponents was admittedly the most marvellous running feat ever witnessed in New York. Shrubb won as be liked by 3i laps in lh. 6m. 575., beating Dorando's time for the same distance by sm. 30 4-ss. Walter Scblisbter, of Philadelphia, himself a good runner in his amateur days, says of Shrubb: "Here is what we often read about—a perfect human running machine. He's the greatest runner we ever saw in this country, and I don't think they cau produce another \\ke him where he came from.'"

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ATHLETICS Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 74, 27 March 1909

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