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    The two British sergeants making the 3,000-mile walk across the U.S. neared their target June?

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    The two British sergeants making the 3,000-mile walk across the U.S. neared their target June 15 in New Jersey of setting a new Trans-America walking record.

    The two men - Mervin Evans of the Army and Patrick Maloney of the RAF - set out from San Francisco April 12. Here they approach the New York border. By June 17 - the day of arrival in New York - they cut the record by ten days.

    Behind them UK marathon-walker Dr. Barbara Moore, 56, plodded steadily - she hoped to be in New York June 23.

    When the sergeants arrive in New York they will be welcomed at the British Exhibition - as living examples of the stamina and endurance of the British product. Neither men - Evans is a parachutist - suffered blisters or bunions, though their faces were burned almost black by the sun. Both trained 18 months for this hike - over mountains, across deserts, cities, escaping road hazards, enduring - like Dr. Barbara Moore - heatwaves, sandstorms and cloudbursts.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA3XPCWY4J9J4H2AQWH7SGTN2SU
    Media URN:
    VLVA3XPCWY4J9J4H2AQWH7SGTN2SU
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:45:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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