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  • Short Summary

    Marathon runners in Liverpool.

  • Description

    Item title reads: "26 Miles 385 Yards. (Actual distance from Marathon to Athens).Whole city turns to see S. Ferris of R.A.F. 4 times A.A.A. Marathon winner - defeat 55 other competitors in exciting race around the city."

    Liverpool, England

    M/S runners face camera, lined up in front of a statue of a figure on horseback. They're off, and run along a road, with cyclists pacemaking alongside. The winner finishes, running through the tape, and police hold back the crowds. The winner poses with a large laurel wreath around his neck.

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    Film ID:
    700.22
    Media URN:
    33397
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    03/10/1927
    Sound:
    Silent
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:31:13:00 / 01:32:11:00
    Canister:
    G 1438

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    "S Ferris" referred to is Samuel Ferris. His winning time was 2:34:34.

    The race took place on 28 September 1927.

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