A British Member of Parliament today (April 24) set up a new, world non-stop walking record, smashing the previous record of 230 miles (371 Kms) by 25 miles (40 Kms).
GV MP finishing course with crowd, to Mrs. Topham shaking hands (SOUND UP AT 7 FEET)
GV Crowd around
CU MP speaking (SOUND)
CRAWSHAW: "Well, I'm beginning to feel a bit tired - LAUGHTER - No this morning earlier on I felt better than I felt many a day when I have not done this. In fact we did four and a half hours marching non-stop in order to knock this record up twenty-five miles. But I think it's beginning to come on now."
INTERVIEWER: "It's a fantastic record, do you think anyone's going to beat it?"
CRAWSHAW: "I think records are there to be beaten...I'll be only too happy when somebody else does."
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This film carries natural sound of the end of the walk, followed by an interview with Mr. Crawshaw.
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Background: A British Member of Parliament today (April 24) set up a new, world non-stop walking record, smashing the previous record of 230 miles (371 Kms) by 25 miles (40 Kms).
Mr. Dick Crawshaw, who is 54, completed 156 laps or a 1.6 mile (2.57 Kms) motor-racing circuit near Liverpool, in 76 hours, 21 minutes. Apart from bleeding toes and a slight limp, the Labour MP looked fit afterwards.
His walk was sponsored by other Members of Parliament, and was expected to raise about three-thousand-pounds for a children's charity.
He also achieved a personal ambition of beating the 250-mile (420 Kms) barrier, believed by many to be a men's walking limit.