• Short Summary

    THERE WAS A FINE INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP OF TOP DISTANCE-RUNNERS FOR 10,000 METRES AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM, LONDON, TONIGHT, THE FIRST MAJOR TRACK EVENT OF THE TWO-DAY AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHICH CONTINUE TOMORROW (SATURDAY).

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    THERE WAS A FINE INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP OF TOP DISTANCE-RUNNERS FOR 10,000 METRES AT THE WHITE CITY STADIUM, LONDON, TONIGHT, THE FIRST MAJOR TRACK EVENT OF THE TWO-DAY AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIPS, WHICH CONTINUE TOMORROW (SATURDAY). BUT IT WAS DICK TAYLOR, UNRATIFIED UNITED KINGDOM RECORD-HOLDER, WHO BROKE AWAY TO WIN BY NEARLY TEN SECONDS.

    OVERSEAS VISITORS INCLUDED TUNISIAN MOHAMED GAMMOUDI, THE OLYMPIC 5,000 METRES CHAMPION, WHO WON THE EQUIVALENT SIX-MILE EVENT IN THESE CHAMPIONSHIPS IN 1965 AND 1966; MEXICO'S JUAN MARTINEZ, FOURTH IN THE OLYMPIC 10,000 METRES; AND DEREK CLAYTON, THE AUSTRALIAN WITH THE FASTEST-EVER MARATHON TIME.

    BUT IT WAS DICK TAYLOR, 24-YEAR-OLD BRITISH SALESMAN, WHO BROKE AWAY FROM THE BUNCH TO WIN EASILY IN 28 MINS 27.6 SECONDS, THOUGH HIS TIME WAS WELL BELOW THE UNRATIFIED BRITISH NATIONAL RECORD OF 28 MINS. 6.8 SECS HE SET IN JUNE, WHEN HE BEAT WORLD RECORDHOLDER RON CLARKE (AUSTRALIA) BY MORE THAN A MINUTE.

    SECOND WAS 22-YEAR-OLD MIKE TAGG (U.K.) IN 28 MINS 36.4 SECS AND THIRD RON HILL (U.K.), THE A.A.A. MARATHON CHAMPION, IN 28 MINS 39.2 SECS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3ODO6SWADVWG6NCA6YKN29TVW
    Media URN:
    VLVA3ODO6SWADVWG6NCA6YKN29TVW
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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