• Short Summary

    TWENTY-THREE COMPETITORS LINED UP FOR THE THIRD ALL-JAPAN WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY.THEY SET OFF ON?

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    TWENTY-THREE COMPETITORS LINED UP FOR THE THIRD ALL-JAPAN WALKING CHAMPIONSHIP ON SUNDAY.THEY SET OFF ON THE 50-KILOMETRE (31-MILE) WALK FROM THE TOYAMA CITY ATHLETIC GROUND.THEY HEADED FOR TAKAOKA CITY, WHERE THEY TURNED ROUND FOR THE WALK BACK TO TOYAMA CITY.

    A FAST PACE WAS SET IN THE WARM WEATHER AND COMPETITORS OFTEN HAD TO QUENCH THEIR THIRST.FIRST HOME WAS THE 28-YEAR-OFTEN WEST GERMAN OLYMPIC REPRESENTATIVE JOHANNES KOCH.HIS TIME OF 4 HOURS 47 MINUTES 42 SECONDS WAS A RECORD FOR THE RACE, BUT 20 MINUTES OUTSIDE HIS OWN WEST GERMAN RESIDENTIAL RECORD.FIVE MINUTES BEHIND KOCH IN SECOND PLACE WAS FURUKAWA, A PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR AT THE JAPANESE ARMY ACADEMY.HIS TIME:4.52.41, A JAPANESE RESIDENTIAL RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA5U81VMT0ETDOH7CF20P5PFR3Z
    Media URN:
    VLVA5U81VMT0ETDOH7CF20P5PFR3Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/04/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:15:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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