• Short Summary

    WITH THE MEXICO CITY OF OLYMPICS GAMES STILL SEVERAL MONTHS AWAY ZAMBIA HAS ALREADY BEGUN SELECTING ITS NATIONAL TEAM.

  • Description

    WITH THE MEXICO CITY OF OLYMPICS GAMES STILL SEVERAL MONTHS AWAY ZAMBIA HAS ALREADY BEGUN SELECTING ITS NATIONAL TEAM. FIRST MAN TO WIN A PLACE IS EDWARD MWOMBA, A 25-YEAR-OLD POLICEMAN. HE DOES SO BY VIRTUE OF A WIN IN ZAMBIA'S MARATHON - 26 MILES 385 YARDS OVER HILLY COUNTRYSIDE AT KABWE. THE RACE STARTED AT 6.30 IN THE MORNING - WHEN THE HEAT WAS COMPARATIVELY MILD.

    THE RACE ATTRACTED 19 COMPETITORS, BUT A NON-STARTER WAS AMOS MWASONI OF LUSAKA CITY WHO HOLDS THE NATIONAL TITLE AND WAS LAST YEAR'S WINNER.

    THE TIME OF THE WINNER WAS 2 HOURS 44 MINUTES 48 SECONDS - 11 MINUTES SLOWER THAN MWASONI'S RUN LAST YEAR.

    NINE OF THIS YEAR'S COMPETITORS WERE POLICEMEN.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA5YOBSO3Z0QR7X2Q2EA7MXP0AQ
    Media URN:
    VLVA5YOBSO3Z0QR7X2Q2EA7MXP0AQ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/05/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:07:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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