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August 28, 1972

Experiences of a Neophyte Athlete

Author Affiliations

From the Medical News Department, the American Medical Association, Washington, DC.

JAMA. 1972;221(9):1039-1042. doi:10.1001/jama.1972.03200220073016

W. Delano Meriwether, MD, a young Boston hematologist, began running for exercise two years ago. Without previous training or experience, and without a coach, he has become a major contender in international sprint competition.