• Short Summary

    In the one thousand metres race the Kenyan runner Wilson Kiprugut was surprisingly beaten by the Melbourne university athlete, Ralph Doubell.

  • Description

    In the one thousand metres race the Kenyan runner Wilson Kiprugut was surprisingly beaten by the Melbourne university athlete, Ralph Doubell.

    Doubell ran the distance in two minutes twenty-three point five seconds, only six tenths of a second outside the Victorian record. It was a good win, because Doubell had a tonsils operation only three weeks ago and had had little time to train. Kiprugut was favoured to win, was leading with only 220 yds to go, but Doubell put on a fast finishing spurt from fourth position and overtook the Kenyan about 50 yds before the finishing tape.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA9LVLUOTBNPBZQTK148XZCD185
    Media URN:
    VLVA9LVLUOTBNPBZQTK148XZCD185
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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