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  • Short Summary

    Top open water swimming race in Toronto harbour - won by 19 year old.

  • Description

    Full title reads: "Toronto. 173 men and 1 woman compete for World's richest swimming prize - 19 year old Marvin Nelson won in record time."

    Toronto, Canada.

    CUs of swimmers before the race. They are all covered with fat / lard to help them keep warm in the cold water.

    The swimmers dive in to the water and start swimming in the waters of what looks like Toronto harbour. Shots of swimmers being followed by rowing boat.

    CU of swimmer in bath robe at end of race - presumably Marvin Nelson the winner.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    741.42
    Media URN:
    7255
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    11/09/1930
    Sound:
    Mute
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:55:50:00 / 01:56:41:00
    Canister:
    30/30

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