Excerpt from Text Book on Sprinting
IT is recognized in America, more thoroughly, perhaps, than anywhere else in the world, that the culture of the body is as important as the culture of the brain, and that the young mind and body fortified with fresh air, through the medium of outdoor sports and games, is easier to educate and prepare for the stress of commercialism in after life. Hence, almost every college and university has a number of qualified athletic trainers on its educational staff.
Track athletics - Sprinting in particular - is rightly considered the most healthy and beneficial of all outdoor sports. Therefore, from the early age of sixteen or seven teen, young Americans are trained in the art of Sprinting, and this accounts for the remarkable success attained by their athletes all over the world during the last quarter of a century, whereas in England the attention of the young mind is directed to such games as cricket and foot ball, and, consequently, it is very rarely that a good sprinter is turned out of the famous public schools. If inter-college athletic contests were promoted here on the. Same lines as those in America, I feel certain the present state of affairs would be altered.
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