America's winner in the running high jump in the...

Cleveland (O.) News

America's winner in the running high jump in the Olympic games, Harry F. Porter, who was credited with a record-breaking jump of six feet three inches, is known among his associates in the Irish-American A. C. of New York, of which he is a member, as the "Christian Science athlete." This title Porter gained through his queer methods of training and his belief in the teaching of Christian Science as applied to athletics. In his entire career as an athlete Porter has never undergone the same training routine as other athletes. He does not believe in it, and his trainers, both at Cornell, where he first gained fame, and later at the various clubs in New York, always indulged what they at first regarded as a mere whim, but which they later came to regared with respect. Porter's belief is that he is always in perfect condition; that no special preparation is necessary for competition in athletic contests, and that an athlete need only consider himself fit to do his best. This rule might not apply in many cases, but in the case of Porter it has never failed.

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