• Short Summary

    More than 500 veteran runners, whose ages ranged from 40 to 82 competed in the World Veteran's 25 kilometre (16 1/2 miles) championship at Douglas, Isle of Man, on Sunday (May 20).

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    More than 500 veteran runners, whose ages ranged from 40 to 82 competed in the World Veteran's 25 kilometre (16 1/2 miles) championship at Douglas, Isle of Man, on Sunday (May 20).

    The race was run in continuous rain over four laps of a road circuit on the outskirts of Douglas -- but in spite of the conditions, 482 of the runners completed the course.

    Bill Stoddard, a 42-year old lecturer from Greenock, Scotland, won the championship by nearly half a minute. He finished in one hour 23 minutes 38 seconds to beat a 40-year old lorry driver from Manchester. W. Irmen of West Germany was third.

    The race was divided into four sections -- for over 40-year old; over 50; over 60 and over 70.

    The winner of the over 70's section was Mr. K.A. Grunewalt of West Germany in a time of two hours five minutes 46 seconds. England won the national team award; with Belgium second and West Germany third. The club team award went to the Metro Club of Toronto, Canada. Runners from more than 20 countries competed in what was the sixth championship in a series.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA44SYAHC5A7GUNY3ZFDNOIG704
    Media URN:
    VLVA44SYAHC5A7GUNY3ZFDNOIG704
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/05/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:41:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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