The Elephant vs. The Gazelle
Posted on Wednesday, January 3rd, 2018 by John Wood
What would happen if an Elephant raced a Gazelle? Hard to say but it probably wouldn’t be all that different from the time back in ’58 when all 350 pounds of champion weightlifter and strongman Paul Anderson and Jim Lea, the 440 yard dash World record holder at the time, took their marks for a 50-yard sprint contest.
The event was held at San Jose State’s Spartan Field and, as you might have guessed, the smaller man was the eventual winner… but as you might not have expected, Lea’s margin of victory was less than two stride lengths.