• Short Summary

    THE OLYMPIC MARATHON CHAMPION, ABEBE BIKILA OF ETHIOPIA, WON ANOTHER MARATHON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). BUT THIS?

  • Description

    THE OLYMPIC MARATHON CHAMPION, ABEBE BIKILA OF ETHIOPIA, WON ANOTHER MARATHON YESTERDAY (SUNDAY). BUT THIS TIME, HIS TWO HOURS 22 MINUTES FOR THE MAINCHI COURSE ALONG THE SHORES OF LAKE BIWA IN WESTERN JAPAN WAS TEN MINUTES BEHIND HIS WORLD BEST AT THE LAST TOKYO OLYMPICS.

    ABOUT 200,000 SPECTATORS LINED THE COURSE IN STIFLING HEAT AND CLAPPED AS THE LEAN ETHIOPIAN STRIDED PAST. TWO JAPANESE RUNNERS HIROKAZU OKABE AND MASANOBU KAWABATA CAME IN SECOND AND THIRD.

    AFTERWARD ABEBE BIKILA COMPLAINED HE HAD BEEN TOO MUCH HINDERED BY NEWSMEN HELICOPTER AND CARS TO RUN BEST IN THE RACE.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9NKZL3MIE3EVFVUS3LH0ZUQKJ
    Media URN:
    VLVA9NKZL3MIE3EVFVUS3LH0ZUQKJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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