• Short Summary

    A hundred and twenty-five athletes took part in an international invitation cross country event at London's Parliament Hill on Saturday (11 November)
    Among the starters, Olympic three thousand metres champion, Kip keino of Kenya, making his farewell appearance in Britain.

  • Description

    A hundred and twenty-five athletes took part in an international invitation cross country event at London's Parliament Hill on Saturday (11 November)
    Among the starters, Olympic three thousand metres champion, Kip keino of Kenya, making his farewell appearance in Britain.

    Keino led at the start of the 8 kilometre event, but didn't finish in the first six; however, as Captain of the Kenyan team, he had the satisfaction of leading them to the team victory.

    The event was won by Dave Black of England, followed by Ben Jipcho of kenya and R. Clarke of England.

    Last year's winner, Olympic runner Dave Bedford, couldn't produce the effort needed and finished well back in the field.

    Black, the winner, won by 150 yards in twenty-two minutes seven seconds.

    SYNOPSIS: Eight kilometres to go, and 125 competitors set off in a special invitation cross country event at London's Parliament Hill Fields on a crisp November (11th) day. At the start it's Olympic 3,000 metres champion, Kip Keino, who goes to the front. Keino was making his farewell appearance in Britain and here leads the pack up the first hill. Also in the field, Keino's fellow-Kenyan, Ben Jipcho, who finished second at Munich. The course includes hills, banks, ditches and sharp bends. Last year the race was won by Britain's Olympic runner Dave Bedford in twenty-two minutes nine seconds. This time Bedford was struggling - at the end of this lap he was fifth from the back, and ended the race in the second half of the field.

    On to the second lap and it's Dave Black, the 20-year-old British European Junior record holder who's gone to the front. He's ahead of Roger Clark, Ben Jipcho and Kip Keino as they race away up the hill. But Black is beginning to put on the pressure, and after six kilometres he's got a 150-yard lead.

    32-year-old Keino told reporters before this race that he wanted to run in Britain just once more. Today he faded after the second lap, but, as captain of the Kenyan contingent, he at least had the pleasure of leading his countrymen to the team victory. At the line, it's Dave Black, still well clear of the field, followed by Jipcho, with Clark third. The winning time...two seconds faster than last year...twenty-two minutes seven seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2ANEUPA497YBUK8ER7VABJ26J
    Media URN:
    VLVA2ANEUPA497YBUK8ER7VABJ26J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/11/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:54:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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