European Stars And Stripes Newspaper Archives May 13 1968, Page 11

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European Stars and Stripes (Newspaper) - May 13, 1968, Darmstadt, HesseU0ast-to-coast on foot by Mike Wester up staff writer vol ,5s" one says he d have a hard f ving across the nation today but or Stltt remembers running from los Angeles to new York. Payne has spent the past 33 years As chief clerk of the Oklahoma supreme court. But in 1928, at the age of 20, he won the bunion Derby and 125,000 in coast to coast Marathon. "1 still remember it Well says thence famous Payne. It took 87 Days by foot and i ran tile 3.42jk3 Miles in 573hours, 4 in Nute find 34 Payne says looking Back Over the Marathon it seems almost i just can t figure it out now he says. \ it was Tough enough and is rugged As you could want. But Bac then 1 did t have any trouble making it -,.". The bunion Derby was one of thenot so successful promotions of . Cash and carry Pyleit was a much publicized event Payne said i read about it in the local paper and made up my mind i had just a Good 9 Chance of winning it As anyone else Payne came from the Small North East Oklahoma Rogers county town of Claremore. He went to school at fou where he ran the mile and half mile on. The High school track team that s All the running experience i d Ever had he said there was no Spe

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