• Short Summary

    A United States athlete, 23-year-old Frank Shorter, has set the fastest-ever time for the Pan-American Games marathon event.

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    LV Start of race, competitors around track
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    SV Spectators
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    GV Runners through streets, number 46 Alvaro of Colombia leading
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    SV Number 58 followed by number 32, Rankarran, Guyana, running through streets
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    SV Number 48 past
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    GV Crowds outside stadium
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    LV Shorter of U.S.A. in final stretch through streets (2 shots)
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    LV PAN FROM spectators at stadium entrance to cameramen running with camera followed by Shorter
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    SV Shorter crosses finish line
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    SV Cameramen around Shorter
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    11.
    LV Shorter across field
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    Initials OS/1626 OS/1636


    SPORT: MARATHON

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: A United States athlete, 23-year-old Frank Shorter, has set the fastest-ever time for the Pan-American Games marathon event. He won the race at the games in Cali, Colombia, on Thursday (August 5) with a win of two hours, 22 minutes 47 seconds -- despite suffering crippling diarrhoea pains which put him out of the race at one stage. Second, only three minutes behind Shorter, was Mexico's Jose Garcia. Colombia's Hernan Barreneche came third. It was Shorter's second gold medal in the current games -- earlier he won the 10,000 metres event.

    SYNOPSIS: The Pan-American games in Cali, Colombia -- and the start of the marathon event. The gruelling race, run through the city streets, was a triumph over pain for United States athlete Frank Shorter, who was suffering from severe diarrhoea pains which put him out of the race at one point. He carried on, however, despite the pain -- and exhaustion from winning the gold medal in the 10,000 metre event earlier in the games.

    Shorter eventually crossed the finishing line to take the gold medal -- and set the fastest-ever time for the Pan-American marathon with two hours, 22 minutes, 47 seconds. Second was Jose Garcia of Mexico, only three minutes behind Shorter, and third was Hernan Barreneche of Colombia.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1Y6A9JRSCJC961HPKLX4G2G0P
    Media URN:
    VLVA1Y6A9JRSCJC961HPKLX4G2G0P
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:36:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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