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    ISTANBUL, COASTLINE, TURKEY

    Despite a number of setbacks, two Britons attempting to be the first ever to run around the world have now reached Asia.

  • Description

    MUTE
    1. SVs Runners along Istanbul coastline. 0.13
    SOUND
    2. GV PAN FROM Local musicians TO runners. (2 SHOTS) 0.33
    3. SV Runner Henry Weston speaking. (SOT) 0.48
    4. SV Robin Cross, runner, speaking. (SOT) 1.02
    MUTE
    5. GV TILT DOWN FROM Buildings TO runners down street. 1.14
    6. SV Runners handling puppies by waterside. 1.19
    7. SV TILT DOWN FROM Turkish flag on castle TO runners along coastal road. 1.33
    TRANSCRIPT: WESTON: (SEQ 3)"We've just got here, we were pleased to get here, it means we have run all that way across Europe, through France, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Italy, Yugoslavia, Bulgaria and a bit of Turkey."
    CROSS: (SEQ 4)"A complete change of culture as you can see, there are moths all around, welcoming us to Asia, then we're going down towards southern Turkey, Syria, Jordan and northern Saudi Arabia, towards Bahrain, then we go over to Karachi which will mark the second stage. But we're really glad to have got this far."
    Initials

    SPORT: RUNNING
    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: ISTANBUL, COASTLINE, TURKEY

    Despite a number of setbacks, two Britons attempting to be the first ever to run around the world have now reached Asia. Henry Weston (22) and Robin Cross (23) have run almost 4000 kilometres (more than 2000 miles) -- almost a quarter of the world's running record -- in aid of the World Wildlife Fund. They started from London in April. Four months later, on reaching Asian border at Istanbul, they said they were delighted to have completed the first leg, through Europe, of their marathon jog. Getting that far was not easy. In the Swiss Alps, Weston had his foot run over by a motorist, and Cross suffered from a serious cartilage injury. Both men were arrested in Yugoslavia and charged with spying, after being discovered sleeping in a military base. After running across Turkey, the pair said they intended to head south to Syria and Saudi Arabia. They have decided to by-pass Iran, where they initially planned to run. After, they will be crossing Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, and Australia. They will then journey across the Pacific Ocean, and run the final leg across the United States. They hope to be back home to Britain within 18 months. In Turkey, they picked four unexpected travel companions -- a litter of puppies, found abandoned at the roadside. A Turkish newspaper has agreed to find the puppies a good home.

    Source: SIMON WALTON

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA278TU33KRAQYUGUZYN49XYFRB
    Media URN:
    VLVA278TU33KRAQYUGUZYN49XYFRB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/08/1984
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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