• Short Summary

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

  • Description


    MCU Wilson Kiprugut walks to start of 1000 metres
    4 ft


    LS Start of race, Dave McGregor leads the field
    15 ft


    MCU Press photographers
    17 ft


    LS near finish of the race, into straight for the last time Kiprugut leading, (Double takes lead at 22 ft)
    22 ft


    TS goes on to win
    26 1/2 ft


    runners towards came a for finish and past
    31 ft


    CU Doubell regaining breath
    33 ft


    CU Kiprugut
    35 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: 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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