• Short Summary

    AN ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD'S MARATHON CYCLING RECORD WAS WATCHED BY A GATHERING OF LEADING PERSONALITIES IN ADDIS ABABA LAST FRIDAY.

  • Description

    AN ATTEMPT ON THE WORLD'S MARATHON CYCLING RECORD WAS WATCHED BY A GATHERING OF LEADING PERSONALITIES IN ADDIS ABABA LAST FRIDAY.FIRST, THE MINISTER OF PUBLIC HEALTH, H.E.ATO ABEBE RETTA, PUSHED OFF MR.M.NAWAB WHO WAS PLANNING TO BEAT HIS OWN WORLD ENDURANCE RECORD OF 155 HOURS.

    IN A SMALL HALL, MR.NAWAB CYCLED AWAY WITHOUT UNDUE EFFORT - WITH THE THOUGHT UPPERMOST IN HIS MIND THAT A WEEK WOULD PASS BEFORE HE WAS TO GET OFF THE CYCLE.IT WAS VITAL THAT HE WOULD HAVE TO CONSERVE EVERY OUNCE OF ENERGY.

    LATER IN THE DAY THE CROWN PRINCE OF ETHIOPIA, ACCOMPANIED BY GOVERNMENT MINISTERS AND DIPLOMATS, VISITED THE ARENA AND WATCHED MR.NAWAB TAKING FOOD, WASHING AND CHANGING HIS CLOTHES AS HE CYCLES HIS LONG AND LONELY WAY.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA8FKRBST67C4AX9KAXORVELMBN
    Media URN:
    VLVA8FKRBST67C4AX9KAXORVELMBN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/06/1963
    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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