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Seven years ago this week Mel Patton became the undisputed World's Fastest Human when he won a special 100-yard race in the West Coast Relays at Fresno, Calif. in 9.3 seconds, one tenth of a second under the previous world record which Mel had shared with Frank Aykoff, D. J. Joubert, Jesse Owens and Clyde Jeffrey. Patton's record stood by itself until it was tied by Hector Hogan of Australia in 1954, and by Northwestern's Jim Golliday last week.