world's record went by the board, and it was a really remarkable performance. Denis Horgan, the Irish Hercules, was the creator of the new mark, for he succeeded in putting a 28 lb. chunk of iron a distance of 36 ft. 3 inches, breaking all former marks the world over.
Soon afterwards Horgan came out for the 12 lb. shot, which he won with 54 ft. 2 1/2 ins., the best feat since George R. Gray made a record of 55 ft. 2 ins. sixteen years ago.