• Short Summary

    AFTER RON CLARKE, ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN RUNNER IS ATTEMPTING TO REWRITE THE RECORD BOOKS. HE'S 44-YEAR-OLD?

  • Description

    AFTER RON CLARKE, ANOTHER AUSTRALIAN RUNNER IS ATTEMPTING TO REWRITE THE RECORD BOOKS. HE'S 44-YEAR-OLD BILL EMMERTON, A TASMANIAN WHO YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) SET OFF FROM JOHN O'GROATS, IN THE FAR NORTH OF SCOTLAND, TO LAND'S END, AT THE SOUTH-WEST TIP OF ENGLAND. HE HOPES TO BREAK THE EXISTING RECORD OF 15 DAYS, 19 HOURS, 32 MINUTES FOR THE 894-MILE MARATHON RUN, SET FOUR YEARS AGO.

    WHEN HE LEFT THE SCOTTISH VILLAGE, THE WEATHER WAS DAMP AND MISERABLE AND THE HILLS SHROUDED IN MIST. BUT THE SUN BROKE THROUGH LATER TO MAKE RUNNING CONDITIONS EASIER.

    UNLIKE CLARKE, EMMERTON IS A PROFESSIONAL RUNNER AND HOLDS SEVEN WORLD LONG-DISTANCE RECORDS. BUT THIS IS HIS LONGEST RUN -- A RUN, HE SAYS, THAT HAS BEEN HIS LIFE'S AMBITION. HE HOPES TO MAKE LAND'S END BY 4 P.M. G.M.T. ON AUGUST 13.

    WHEN HE REACHES THE CORNISH TOWN OF LAUNCESTON ON AUGUST 12 HE WILL DELIVER TO THE MAYOR GREETINGS FROM HIS OPPOSITE NUMBER IN LAUNCESTON, TASMANIA -- BILL'S HOME TOWN.

    (EMMERTON'S RUN IS BEING SUPPORTED FINANCIALLY BY THE INTERNATIONAL WOOL SECRETARIAT.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9JLAHOJNJMS6LOEHXK686F2ZC
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JLAHOJNJMS6LOEHXK686F2ZC
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/08/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:05:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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