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The day book. (Chicago, Ill.) 1911-1917, April 17, 1913, Image 20

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VETERAN r "SPRINTER' i"lSG'JNl,ttfS1WI
' " "DAY FILL HIS-SHOES
Peter Cerhardt, famous sprinter, and His 9-year-old son, whom'he'hop.es to
. develop' into a wqrraerful. track man;
'Like father, like. son" is an adage.
that applies. aptly to the-case, of Peter
Gerhardt, fam'ous'sprinter.and his ,9.-;
year-old son, whqm he hopes, to see
as'great as.himself.on thecinder path:
before many years-have passed. Ger-'
hardt, who was , a member of "the:
American team, at.,' the Stockholm
games at .35, has -retired after being,
in the game for 20 years, in which,
time he met 'thft-begt in ,the..world fnt
Jfie" hundred; -'While" riot1 V record-
beaker, Gertiard.t,-eyen .in .the, last
lyears ' of" His -paftipipatidn -ifC track
ievents; vwas ."a- consistent..p'erfqrme.
At 'ScknolmJie ran -firs-in drie'qf
'the itiO-yaid heats, DutdidlnqCfinisli.
! It isUd', perpetuate thdnam'e'pf Ger
,hardt,inttHe"sprmfs"thatlehastaken ;His-young,son iii han'd.and is showing
nun,au oi tne-incss-oi tne .siart anq
finish, and, the boy has-been such an
apt.;pupilthatrthjeiproud tfather; ex
acts' hmf Weclip'se" Tifc'owji XepOcU
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