• Short Summary

    FRANCISCO ARITMENDI OF SPAIN WAS THE SURPRISED WINNER OF THE 1964 INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP IN EIRE TODAY (SATURDAY).

  • Description

    FRANCISCO ARITMENDI OF SPAIN WAS THE SURPRISED WINNER OF THE 1964 INTERNATIONAL CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP IN EIRE TODAY (SATURDAY). HE COVERED THE 12-KILOMETRES (7 1/2 MILE) COURSE IN 40 MINUTES 33 SECONDS. TEN COUNTRIES WERE REPRESENTED IN THE RACE AT LEOPARDSTOWN RACECOURSE ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF DUBLIN.

    ARITMENDI, A 25-YEAR-OLD FOOTBALL CLUB GROUNDSMAN FROM BARCELONA, SCORED A MAGNIFICENT VICTORY THOUGH HE HAD BEEN ONE OF THE OUTSIDERS. HE STORMED HOME 70 YARDS AHEAD OF HIS NEAREST RIVAL, THE ENGLISH RUNNER, RON HILL.

    ARITMENDI, THE SPAIN NATIONAL TITLEHOLDER, WAS MOBBED BY HIS COUNTRYMEN AT THE FINISHING LINE.

    HILL CAME IN SECOND IN 40: 42; JOHN COOKE, ALSO OF ENGLAND WAS THIRD IN 40: 46.

    ENGLAND, AS EXPECTED, TOOK THE TEAM TITLE WITH EASE - WITH FIVE ENGLISHMEN FINISHING IN THE FIRST EIGHT, INCLUDING BRUCE TULLOH, THE EUROPEAN 5,000-METRES CHAMPION. THE TEAM PRIZE LAST YEAR WENT TO BELGIUM.

    GASTON ROELANTS, BELGIUM'S WORLD RECORD HOLDER FOR THE 3,000 METRES STEEPLECHASE AND FAVOURITE TO WIN THIS RACE, RETIRED AFTER BEING WELL UP WITH THE LEADERS FOR A CONSIDERABLE TIME. ROELANTS SUDDENLY STOPPED, HOLDING HIS SIDE. HE WAITED OR THE MAIN BUNCH TO OVERTAKE HIM AND THEN RESUMED RUNNING BUT SOON DROPPED OUT AGAIN.

    AFTER THIS, ARITMENDI WAS NEVER REALLY TROUBLE IT WAS A TREMENDOUS PERFORMANCE BY THE SPANIARD, WHO SCORED THE FIRST WIN BY SPAIN IN THIS GRUELLING EVENT.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9GXJGZ47NCAUGMMI3LTGF18PG
    Media URN:
    VLVA9GXJGZ47NCAUGMMI3LTGF18PG
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    21/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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