• Short Summary

    New Zealand's world mile record holder John Walker is aiming to add the world 1500 metres record and a victory over Tanzania's Filbert Bayi to his impressive list of titles, before next year's Montreal Olympics.

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    New Zealand's world mile record holder John Walker is aiming to add the world 1500 metres record and a victory over Tanzania's Filbert Bayi to his impressive list of titles, before next year's Montreal Olympics.

    Walker became the first man ever to break three minutes fifty seconds for the mile, when he clocked a sizzling 3.49.4 in Gothonburg, Sweden on Tuesday (12 August).

    He clipped 1.6 seconds off Bay's previous world record.

    Walker has also recorded very fast times for the 1500 metres journey. A fortnight ago, he ran only two-tenths of a second outside the world record.

    He says he wants to lower that record and beat the man who holds it, Bayi, in a race in the near future.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1SEBYHO0P7E3YLYZJOBMB99DQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA1SEBYHO0P7E3YLYZJOBMB99DQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    17/08/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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