|Item ID||Egyptian19620109Dupree2.tif |
|Title||Dupree To Run ‘Down Under' |
|Author||Daily Egyptian |
|Description||but few can boast of better success stories than Jim Dupree, an SIU sophomore. |
|Original Publication Source||Daily Egyptian |
|Date||1962 January 9 |
|Digital File Format||.TIF (Tagged Image Format) |
|Digital File Publisher||Special Collections Research Center, Morris Library, Southern Illinois University Carbondale |
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|Collection||University Archives: Daily Egyptian Diversity Articles Index |
|Transcript||Athletics have played important |
roles in the lives of many of this nation's young men, but few can boast of better success stories than Jim Dupree, an SIU sophomore.
Four years ago, when Dupree first became interested in truck, he was just another soldier in Uncle Sam's Army.
Today, the 24-year-old nalive of Pampano Beach, Fla., is preparmg for a trip to New Zealand where he and three other top US. mddle - distance runners will serve as good will am basadors
in a seres of exhibiticn meets aganst the worlds finet cinder stars.
Key to Dupree's current honors Was a thrilling victory last summer in the National AAU meet at Randalls Island, N. Y. He turned In a sensaUonal 1:48:5 per'orrn anee to upset several of this country's finest half-milers and stamped himself as a top contender for an Olympic berth in 1964.