Trump This: Arostegui vs. Ratner

World-record chases create strange chemistry at a certain level, and Marty Arostegui’s pursuit of Herbert Ratner’s magic count of 170-odd world records is a good example. Granted, there may be no steroids involved, but there are plenty of natural hormones at work in the competition between Ratner and Arostegui. Writer Josh Schonwold sizes up Herbert Ratner: “He will note, in his thick western Pennsylvania accent, the size of his previous house (27 rooms with twenty-foot vaulted ceilings), his college fencing greatness (‘the longest undefeated streak at Penn’), the age of his retirement (35), and that he has ‘more world records than any other athlete.'” On

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