Athletes from nine countries competed in a 100-km walking race, Nov 1, over a four-lap course outside Milan in Italy.
From start to finish, Don Thompson (GB) No.1 in the lead, followed closely throughout by Pamihic (Italy) No.28. also shown is Nigel Thompson (brother of Don) No.3, who finished 4th. Film ends on Don being kissed and hugged at finish, and receiving laurel wreath.
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Background: Athletes from nine countries competed in a 100-km walking race, Nov 1, over a four-lap course outside Milan in Italy. The race has been held nearly every year since 1906. Last year, because most of the world's walking champions were in training for the Olympic Games, it was postponed.
This year's winner was Britain's Olympic walking champion Don Thompson, who covered the distance in 8 hours 19 minutes 37 seconds. Second was Italy's Abdon Pamihic who had a time of 8 hours 44 minutes 50 seconds. The third man home was Sweden's Ake Sunderland who finished 1 hour 14 minutes behind the winner.
Thompson's younger brother Nigel came fourth, which won the team medal for Britain, with two other British walkers finishing fifth and seventh.