• Short Summary

    Kipchoge Keino, Kenya's Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion, was one of many Olympic champions competing in the San Francisco Examiner Indoor Athletics meeting on Friday (26 January) night.

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    Kipchoge Keino, Kenya's Olympic 3,000 metres steeplechase champion, was one of many Olympic champions competing in the San Francisco Examiner Indoor Athletics meeting on Friday (26 January) night.

    Keino unleashed a startling finishing burst to win the mile event at the games. He trailed the field for most of the race but broke for the taps in the last 100 yards just ahead of American Duncan McDonald. Both men were timed at four minutes 3.8 seconds.

    In the long jump, wold record holder Bob Beamon was defeated by Munich gold medallist and fellow American Randy Williams, who jumped 26 feet 2 1/4 inches (7.98 metres).

    But two other Olympic champions, American Dave Wottle and Poland's Wladyslaw Komar, were defeated in their events. Wottle, the 800 metres champion and joint world record holder, was beaten into second place by compatriot Mark Winzenreid, who won in 1:51:3. Wottle clocked 1:53:1.

    Komar, who won the Munich Shot Put gold medal, was fourth in his event with a best shot of 62 feet 1 1/2 inches (18.96 metres). American George Woods won the event.

    SYNOPSIS: Olympic champions from around the world competed at the San Francisco Examiner Indoor Games on Friday.

    Joint world record holder and Olympic 800-metres champion Dave Wottle was one of the main attractions at the meeting. Competing in the 880-yards event, Wottle struggled against fellow American mark Winzenreid before a capacity crowd.

    Winzenreid won in one minute 51 point 3 seconds.

    Bob Beamon, the world record long jumper, was beaten by Olympic gold medallist, Randy Williams who cleared 26 feet 2 1/4 inches.

    In the two-mile event, Florida Track Club champion Martin Liquori led most of the way to win the race.

    Al Feuerbach, the United States and world shot put record holder, caused a stir when one of his shots landed out over the track. His attempt to gain first place, however, failed.

    United States Olympian George Woods won the shot put with a distance of 68 feet 6 1/4 inches. Olympic champion Wladyslaw Komar of Poland finished fourth.

    In the spectacular pole vault event, Sweden's Kjeil Isaksson cleared sixteen-and-a-half feet. America's Vic Dias, however, won the event.

    Kenya's world champion middle distance runner, Kipchoge Keino, made another international appearance despite rumours that he would retire. Keino, the reigning Olympic 3,000-metres champion, decided to compete in the one-mile run at the San Francisco meeting.

    Mid-way through the race, Keino was overtaken by American Duncan McDonald.

    In the last one hundred yards, Keino unleashed a sprint a caught McDonald on the finishing line.

    Keino just edged the American out of first place with both men clocking four minutes three point eight seconds.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2B14H2GJ66GPJXJNOYVREA419
    Media URN:
    VLVA2B14H2GJ66GPJXJNOYVREA419
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:39:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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