• Short Summary

    WORLD ENDURANCE CYCLIST MOHAMMED NEWAB WAS DUE TO RIDE HIS WAY ROUND THE CYCLING TRACK IN DAKAR'S DEMBA DIOP STADIUM TONIGHT (SUNDAY), TO COMPLETE A MARATHON ATTEMPT LASTING 100 HOURS.

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    NEWAB AT STADIUM; MINISTER M'BOW; CYCLE PREPARED; NEWAB STARTS MARATHON; NEWAB REMOVES TROUSERS WHILE CYCLING; NEWAB SHAVES.




    Initials PK/VS/MR/OS


    SPORT: CYCLING

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    Background: WORLD ENDURANCE CYCLIST MOHAMMED NEWAB WAS DUE TO RIDE HIS WAY ROUND THE CYCLING TRACK IN DAKAR'S DEMBA DIOP STADIUM TONIGHT (SUNDAY), TO COMPLETE A MARATHON ATTEMPT LASTING 100 HOURS. THE INDIAN CHAMPION BEGAN HIS ENDURANCE TRIAL LAST WEDNESDAY, UNDER THE WATCHFUL EYE OF SCRUTINEERS OF THE CYCLING LEAGUE OF CAP-VERT, SENEGAL.

    A SMALL BUT ENTHUSIASTIC CROWD WATCHED ON WEDNESDAY AS THE SENEGAL MINISTER OF CULTURE, YOUTH AND SPORTS, M. AMADOU M'BOW, TALKED WITH NEWAB BEFORE STARTING HIM ON HIS MARATHON.

    AFTER THE FIRST CIRCUIT, THE CYCLING CHAMPION STRIPPED FROM THE SUIT HE HAD BEEN WEARING AT THE START TO MORE COMFORTABLE CLOTHING.

    DURING THE FOUR DAYS AND FOUR HOURS OF CONTINUOUS CYCLING AHEAD OF HIM, NEWAB PLANNED TO SHOWER, SHAVE AND HAVE IS MEALS ON THE MOVE.

    FOOD WAS DESIGNED TO SUSTAIN HIM DURING THE GRUELLING MARATHON, AND CONSISTED MAINLY OF TEA, MILK, ORANGES AND GLUCOSE.

    A TEAM OF VOLUNTEERS WERE KEEPING WATCH ON THE CHAMPION'S PROGRESS AT NIGHT, SO THAT THE ENDURANCE ATTEMPT WOULD BE COMPLETELY AUTHENTICATED.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAA3TIDT7U8OQNJU60RGBG45OQN
    Media URN:
    VLVAA3TIDT7U8OQNJU60RGBG45OQN
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:33:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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