• Short Summary

    Athletes from the Soviet Union took the first three palaces in the Moscow International marathon race on Sunday (12 June).

  • Description

    Athletes from the Soviet Union took the first three palaces in the Moscow International marathon race on Sunday (12 June).

    SYNOPSIS: In all, more than 200 runners started. A large majority of these were from the Soviet Union, but the others represented 11 European countries and Japan. They were competing for the prize offered by the Soviet trade union newspaper, Trud.

    It's considered to be a difficult race because of variable weather conditions. This year it was very hot -- and the athletes couldn't spare the time even for a quick drink of water.

    The race was initiated in Leningrad in 1951. The following year it was transferred to Moscow and this year was the 27th time it had been staged.

    The runners from outside the Soviet Union were unable to withstand the pressure from the local athletes, despite determined efforts.

    Eugeni Slyusarev, wearing the number 72 jersey, won the 30 kilometre (18 mile) race in a time of one hour 35 minutes and 44 seconds, well short of the record established in 1972.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y11PXN4LJX2RXXRMRKWFTXE2
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y11PXN4LJX2RXXRMRKWFTXE2
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/06/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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