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Accession number 2015.07.02
Description This is a stopwatch awarded to Don Lash for beating Paavo Nurmi's world record for the two-mile run.

On the back, the following is engraved:
"Presented to Donald Ray Lash
by Princeton University Athletic Association
in Recognition of World's Record Two-Mile Run
Third Annual Invitation Track Meet
June 13, 1936
8 Min. 58.3 Sec."

Also attached is a note that came with the watch.
Date 06/13/1936
Dimensions H-0.5 W-1.75 L-2.5 Dia-1.75 inches
Collection Extraordinary Hoosiers: Don Lash Collection
Lexicon category 5: T&E For Science & Technology
Provenance David Lash
Object Name Stopwatch