FOREWORD I NTEREST IN SPORT is so widespread that no apology is needed for the publicaton of another Look of Sports Records. No matter where one may go throughout the world, men will be found pitting themselves against one another for the mere joy of contest, whilst those who are not themselves engaged in the struggle will gather, as by instinct, to watch, encourage and applaud. Particularly is this true of Britons, who have the Lapppy gift of treath all forms of sport as means of recreation and pleasure. It has been said that, Laving conquered an enemy in battle, the Englishman settles down to teach him Cricket, and with it the gentle art of knowing how to lose, as well as how to win the game. Some ere are who dearly love a winner, but we in the Old Country can still enjoy sport for its own sake and with an intuitive feeling that the game is more than the players of the game. The applause of a British crowd for the defeated contestant or the losing side will often be as enthusiastic and sincere as that given to the winner, if the struggle has been keen and dean, and maintained to the very end of the game. Many-, therefore, will find additional interest in rending in the follow pages the names not only of winners, but also of those who by their skill, pluck or endurance pushed the winners to the furthest limits of their powers, and thus played their part in the setting up of new records. vii And who should an insurance company interest itself in such a lition Man, reasons might be given besides the obvious one of advertisement, but one will suace. There business in which it is engaged is in essence an example of that co-operative effort known to sportsmen as team-work, applied in this case to defeating the ills and misfortunes that constantly- arise in the Game of Life. No man deserves to be called a good sportsman who, from carelessness, - indifference or improvidence, neglects to protect himself his family - or the community at large, against the damaging consequences arising through death or the ordinary mischances of daily life. Every effort Las been made to ensure the accuracy and comprehensiveness of facts and hires set forth in this little book, and the Directors and Management of The Prudential Assurance Company Lope that in its pages some will find encouragement to emulate the feats of those who have achieved distinction on land, sea and river, in the air and under the water and others, pleasure in renewing memories of contests once witnessed, or in who there played a part.