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    BELGIAN DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AURELE VANDENDRIESSCHE WON HIS SECOND STRAIGHT BOSTON MARATHON ON MONDAY IN A COLD DRIZZLING RAIN. "IT WAS THE EASIEST MARATHON I EVER RAN," HE SAID.

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    Background: BELGIAN DISTANCE RUNNING CHAMPION AURELE VANDENDRIESSCHE WON HIS SECOND STRAIGHT BOSTON MARATHON ON MONDAY IN A COLD DRIZZLING RAIN. "IT WAS THE EASIEST MARATHON I EVER RAN," HE SAID.

    THE 30-YEAR-OLD TEACHER WAS 61 SECONDS OFF THE RECORD PACE HE SET LAST YEAR IN THE 68-YEAR-OLD CLASSIC ROAD RACE. HIS TIME WAS 2 HOURS, 19 MINUTES AND 59 SECONDS DESPITE THE DRIZZLE AND A CUTTING BREEZE THAT HIS THE RUNNERS IN THE FACE THROUGH MOST THE EARLY ROUTE.

    VANDENDRIESSCHE RAN WITH THE PACT UNTIL ABOUT THE 20-MILE (32 KMS) MARK OF THE 26-MILE, 385-YARD (42 KMS) RACE. THEN, AT THE FOOT OF THE "HEARTBREAK HILLS" IN SUBURBAN NEWTON, HE PULLED AWAY FROM A CLOSELY BUNCHED PACT OF SIX RUNNERS AND WIDENED HIS LEAD AS THE OTHER FALTERED.

    THERE WAS A RECORD 302 STARTERS, WITH 211 FINISHERS. VANDENDRIESSCHE WAS 300 YARDS (94 METRES) AHEAD OF HIS CLOSEST PURSUER AT THE FINISH.

    RUNNER-UP WAS TENHO SALAKKA, THE FINN WHO WAS EIGHT LAST YEAR. THEN CAME CANADA'S RONALD WALLINGFORD OF HAMILTON, ONTARIO; PAAVA PSYSNEN OF FINLAND; AND NAL NIGDON OF THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO, WHO WAS THE FIRST AMERICAN TO FINISH.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4B14FAU56YVJ95RS6RGDYONL7
    Media URN:
    VLVA4B14FAU56YVJ95RS6RGDYONL7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/04/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
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    N/A

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