Cover reads: “Upsetting Meet in Leningrad – Surprise winner Shorter consoles Russia’s Mikitenko.” Inside the article related to the cover shot is called “Don’t Drink the Water – That is the advice the U.S. track team got in Leningrad. The Yanks hated the rooms, hated the food-and most of all hated losing to the Russians for the second time,” by Pat Putnam. Pictures in the article are of javelin thrower Bill Skinner, American supporters, the men’s 200 meters, the women’s 100 meters, and national team members sightseeing. The captions for the pictures are, respectively: “A welcome surprise for the U.S. was ex-sailor Bill Skinner who came in first in the javelin, Urged on by American supporters, Willie Turner turns the corner to win the 200 meters, The biggest Russian upset came in the 100 meters as Valeri Borzov won after a fast start against Crockett and Vaughan, Sightseeing in Leningrad members of the U.S. team pause before a portrait of Lenin.” The article is about a dual meet in 1970 between the U.S. and Russian national teams, held deep in the heart of communist Russia. Frank Shorter won the 10,000 meters in 28:22.8. Many humorous comments about the accomodations and food, this magazine is a neat piece of track & field history.
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