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Sport: Who Won, Aug. 28, 1939

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¶ Speedster Sir Malcolm Campbell and his new motorboat Bluebird II: a race against a watch; covering a measured mile in 25.2 sec. in one direction and 25.6 in the opposite direction, for an average speed of 141.74 m.p.h., setting a new world’s record for speed on water; at Lake Coniston, England.

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