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Riverton, New Jersey, July 23, 1921. "Jimmy Hall, Central Y.M.C.A." James W. Hall Jr. of Brooklyn, who won the 1921 National A.A.U. distance title by default after the first-place finisher was disqualified for completing the 10-mile event in the Delaware River without a swimsuit. Bain News Service. View full size.