Editors used to sometimes add outlines in old newspaper photos to help the reader distinguish foreground from background. The July 3 1930 edition of the Toronto Daily Star contains a particularly clumsy example of this.
Sadly, the “smart junior hurdler” now looks like he was drawn in crayon.
Arthur Ravensdale (1911-1975) continued to compete in the hurdles until the British Empire Games of 1934, despite breaking his hip while playing rugby. A street in his native Cobourg is now named after him.
Here is footage that includes Ravensdale winning in a hurdles event.