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    ANOTHER ATHLETICS WORLD RECORD FELL AT AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, ON MONDAY NIGHT.IT WAS IN THE?

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    ANOTHER ATHLETICS WORLD RECORD FELL AT AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND, ON MONDAY NIGHT.IT WAS IN THE INTERNATIONAL 5,000 METRES EVENT - AND WORLD RECORD HOLDER R.W.CLARKE WAS ABLE TO SNIP ONE SECOND OF HIS BEST TIME TO SET UP A NEW RECORD TIME OF 13 MINUTES 33.6 SECONDS.

    CLARKE, AN AUSTRALIAN, WAS WELL TO THE FORE FROM THE VERY BEGINNING.HE COMPLETED THE FIRST LAP OF 440 YARDS IN THE FAST TIME OF 63.5 SECONDS.AT THIS EARLY STAGE CLARKE, N.I.SCOTT (NEW ZEALAND) AND J.J.HOGAN (IRELAND) WERE ALREADY WELL CLEAR OF THE FIELD.

    THE FIRST HINT THE CROWD OF 8,000 HAD THAT THIS MIGHT BE A RECORD BREAKING RUN, CAME AS CLARKE PASSED THE MILE MARK.THE STOP WATCH SHOWED 4 MINUTES 18 SECONDS - FASTER THAN THE FIRST MILE OF CLARK'S LAST WORLD RECORD RUN.

    HOGAN DRIFTED BACK SOON AFTER THE MILE, BUT SCOTT KEPT CLOSE ON THE HEELS OF THE AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION - AND THE PAIR OF THEM SETTLE DOWN TO A 65 SECONDS - A - LAP PATTERN.

    ONLY IN THE FINAL LAP DID CLARKE FINALLY BREAK CLEAR OF THE NEW ZEALAND RUNNER.AS HE DASHED ACROSS THE FINISHING LINE, SCOTT WAS JUST TURNING INTO THE STRAIGHT.THIRD WAS ANOTHER NEW ZEALAND RUNNER, J.ATKINSON.J.J.HOGAN OF IRELAND WAS FOURTH.

    (CLARKE'S PREVIOUS RECORD OF 13 MINUTES 34.6 SECONDS WAS SET IN HOBART.IT HAD NOT BEE OFFICIALLY CONFIRMED BEFORE THIS WEEK'S RACE IN AUCKLAND.THE NEW RECORD IS WELL INSIDE THE LONG STANDING 5,000 METRE TIME SET BY THE RUSSIAN V.KUTS IN ROME IN 1957 OF 13 MINUTES 35 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7VQ02OS6PFM0PKUJT7RN2BFRI
    Media URN:
    VLVA7VQ02OS6PFM0PKUJT7RN2BFRI
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    05/02/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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