• Short Summary

    Australian 10,000 Metres track star, Ron Clark, failed in his final quest for a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal on a rain-drenched track in Edinburgh today (July 18).

  • Description

    Australian 10,000 Metres track star, Ron Clark, failed in his final quest for a Commonwealth Games Gold Medal on a rain-drenched track in Edinburgh today (July 18). The man who has set many record during the past 10 years of his distance running career, floundered as on so many previous occasions, on the final straight.

    Clark, 33-year-old, holder of five world records but never a Gold Medal, was once more forced to settle for a Silver when he was passed by 27-year-old Scotsmen, Lachie Stewart with only yards (metres) to go to the tape.

    Stewart won in a Commonwealth games record time of 28 minutes 11.8 seconds. Clark took some consolation from Kenyan Naftali Temu's performance today. The Kenyan, who beat him in Jamaica four years ago, showed a complete lack of form. He was lapped by Clark and other leaders three-quarters of the way through the race.

    Third place was taken by Englishman Dick Taylor. The Scottish win had the 28,500 crowd at the Meadowbank track ecstatic with joy.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ICWKL09WQ7ZJ9NUP3YKNZ91J
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ICWKL09WQ7ZJ9NUP3YKNZ91J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/07/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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