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On a friendly wager, a Minneapolis man set a blistering pace in an unusual duathlon: an 8-mile run followed by a 75-foot chimney climb. From the Tribune:
"Albert Williams, 3805 30th Av. S., is just as good a long distance runner and high climber as he said he was. He proved it.
"Williams went to St. Paul yesterday. With him he took a professional running suit. He started from the courthouse with plenty of witnesses and he dog-trotted to Minneapolis. He was pretty tired and hot when he got to the Milwaukee shops, but he shinnied right up that chimney.
"He got only about half-way down the chimney on the last and final feat when he fell, dazed by the heat. … He is said to be suffering from shock and heat. But he collected the money."