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A.G.SPALDING &BROa
MAINTAIN THEIR. OWNHOUSES

FORDISTRIBUTING THE

SPALDING
COMPLETELINE OF

ATHLETIC GOODS
IN THEFOLLOWINGOTIES*

NEWYORK

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82 SPALDING'S ATHLETIC LIBBABT.

different letter and it shall be the duty of the clerk of
the course to check each individual member of said
teams to see that they are wearing the proper letter.

RULEXLV.
TEAMRACES.

1. Track team races may be divided, if necessary, into
trial heats and a final heat.

RULEXLVL
CROSS-COUNTRYRACE.

1. The race shall be cross-country on a course properly
marked and surveyed. The start and finish may be
within the athletic grounds.

2. The course must be properly marked, preferably with
red flags to the left and white flags to the right, which
must be observable from a distance of 125 yards. In
all other respects the rules governing track competitions
shall apply.

RULEXLVIL
STEEPLECHASERACE.

L There shall be five jumps, including a water jump,
to each quarter mile.

2. The hurdles shall be not more than 3 feet high. The
hurdles at the water jump shall be firmly fixed.

3. Each competitor shall go over or through the water,
and any one who steps to one side or the other of the
jump shall be disqualified. The competitor must clear
each jump, but may vault each obstacle.

RULEXLVIIL
WALKING.

1. Walking is a succession of steps and, in contradistinc-
tion to running (wherein both feet may be off the ground

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SPALDING'S ATHLETIC LIBRARY. 83

at the same time) , in walking there must always be contact
with the ground with some portion of one of the feet.

2. In track races the following code of rules governing
walking must be adhered to, or else disqualification will
ensue:

(a) Leg Action —As the foremost foot in taking a step
touches the ground, the knee must not be bent. The
heel must touch the ground first and the toe be the last

I portion of the foot to leave it. It is imperative that the
heel of the foremost foot must touch the ground before
the toe of the other foot ceases to have contact with it.

(6) Carriage of Body—The body must be kept
strictly upright.

Note. —Discretionary power is given to the judge or judges of
walking to decide whether, in the event of the body being in-
clined forward, such attitude is the result of fatigue or arises
from some cause beyond the control of the competitor; and if
it be, and he or they are convinced that the rule has been broken
for such reason only, ind that the competitor is still walking
fairly otherwise, disqualification need not necessarily follow from
this cause alone.

(c) Carriage of Arms—The arms may be held in any
way the walker likes, but it is advised that they be
carried well up.

3. A disqualified competitor must at once leave the
track.

COMBINEDCOMPETITIONS.
RULEXLIX.
PENTATHLON.

1. The competition comprises the following events:
Running Broad Jump, Throwing the Javelin, 200 meters
flat race, Throwing the Discus, and 1,500 meters flat
race. The events shall be contested in the above-men-
tioned order.

2. Three trials only are allowed in both jumping and
throwing.

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TN TRACKAND
• FIELD SPORTS
Spalding implements are pre-eminent.

From the running shoes for Olympic
winners to the missiles of weight

throwers, Spalding goods are always

in evidence when championships are
won or records made.

Ruling bodies in track and field
athletics certify to Spalding Quality

in the recognition of Spalding im-

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plements for use in Olympic and
championship contests. • ,'

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Don't be led astray by the false
cry of cheapness and "just as good,"
Remember that superiority in com-
petition is the result of Quality in

equipment.

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