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10 Masters of Endurance
The U.S. is coming up with its biggest and best crop of distance runners ever, and here's why

14 Telltale Hoofs in Miami
Despite pious promises, the Walking Horse was tortured as usual at the annual charity show

16 A Big Year for Little Dogs
A petite Pekingese won the Westminster, and all six finalists were under 17 inches high

22 A Pair of Natural Aces
The Konrads kids are growing up, and their fantastic swimming skills seem to be growing with them

26 Spectacle: Fire on Little Papoose
In his imaginative paintings Chen Chi portrays the carrying of the torch at Squaw Valley

35 White Tie at Squaw Valley
A determined San Francisco woman has spruced up the easygoing West for the Winter Games

54 Shark! Portrait of a Killer
Facts that every shoreline swimmer should know about a real and present danger

The departments

5 Scoreboard
6 Basketball's Week
8 Coming Events
16 Wonderful World
31 Events & Discoveries
42 Food
44 Charles Goren
46 Basketball
50 Horse Racing
65 19th Hole
68 Pat on the Back

Acknowledgments on page 5

Cover: Elliott Burch and Sword Dancer

This bright-chestnut colt and his intelligent young trainer begin the defense of the championship they won last year. For the story of their past and future, turn to page 50.

Photograph by Richard Jeffery















Next week

•Next week's cover is not shown here because it is not yet in existence. It will be a photograph taken on Thursday at Squaw Valley after this issue is on the newsstands.

•The 1960 indoor track season reaches a climax with the annual AAU games in New York. In the Olympic year, a first pause to weigh the U.S. athletes' chances at Rome.

•The co-owner of the New York Yankees is one of the best-known unknowns in the U.S. Joe David Brown introduces Del E. Webb, builder, sportsman, man of mystery.