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    Ron Clarke, the great Australian record-breaker who has just retired after 16 years competitive running, said farewell to the British athletics scene with a lap of honour and a presentation at the Amateur Athletics Association championships in London today (Saturday).

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    Ron Clarke, the great Australian record-breaker who has just retired after 16 years competitive running, said farewell to the British athletics scene with a lap of honour and a presentation at the Amateur Athletics Association championships in London today (Saturday).

    Then Clarke adapted to his new con-competitive role in athletics by joining the spectators and watching the 5,000 metres -- one of the events in which Clarke still holds the world record. The race produced a terrific finish as English outsider Chris Stewart stormed through to win.

    Clarke set a total of 17 world record during his athletics career. He retired after the Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh last month. After the athletics association had presented him with a decanter, Clarke ran his lap of honour to warm applause for the 5,000 White City crowd.

    And there was more to set the London crowd cheering during the 5,000 metres. After Scholz of East Germany had set the pace for much of the race, he was passed on the final bend by England's Alan Blinston and Chris Stewart. Stewart hurled himself at the tape to win a notable victory.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA2RZAT8JL6YL3WVOITICTYOWNG
    Media URN:
    VLVA2RZAT8JL6YL3WVOITICTYOWNG
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:19:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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