• Short Summary

    Athletes from nine countries competed in a 100-km walking race, Nov 1, over a four-lap course outside Milan in Italy.

  • Description

    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.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA727NT5CBSEHTDNV9YG9UKRHY7
    Media URN:
    VLVA727NT5CBSEHTDNV9YG9UKRHY7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    02/11/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:50:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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