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HOW GEORGE HORINE, WORLD'S GREATEST HIGH
JUMPER, TRAINS AND DIETS
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Palo Alto, Cal., June 3. Would
you think that it is- possible for a
man to run and jump over your
head while you were walking
along the street? Well, George
Horine is perhaps the only man
in the world who can do it. He is
the holder of the world's record
in the running high jump at 6 feet
7 inches and "expects to jump even
higher at the Olympic games,
June 29, at Stockholm, Sweden.
George stands 6 feet 1. inch
Horine in action and another pic
ture of world's champion
' high jumper.
high, and his waist 'band is 43
inches from the ground. With a
few inches more his belt would
do for a collar. He has lived out
of doors all of his life.
"I use a different form of jump-"
ing from any one I know," says
Horine. "I jump with what is
known as the layout form. Sween
ey, who held the world's record
for 17 years at 6 feet 5 inches
until I broke it last April, used a
form similar to mine, but not
quite the same.
Sweeney ran straight up to the
bar, taking off with the left foot,
throwing the right over first, then
laying out parallel to the bar, fall
ing on his side.
'Itried that s,tle for a while.
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