• Short Summary

    Soviet runner Yuri Laptev won the 12th International Marathon race over the classic route from Marathon village to Athens on Wednesday (9 April).

  • Description

    Soviet runner Yuri Laptev won the 12th International Marathon race over the classic route from Marathon village to Athens on Wednesday (9 April).

    Ferenz Szekeres of Hungary finished second in the 26-mile-385-yard (42.19-kilometre) race, followed by Terry Ziegler of the United States.

    Laptev's winning time was two hours 25 minutes 27 seconds. Szekeres time was 2:26:43.2 with Ziegler further back at 2:32:12.4. The rest of the field of about 100 runners from 10 countries followed Ziegler home.

    The route follows that used by Pheidippides in 490 B.C., when he brought news of a Greek victory over the invading Persians and then died of exhaustion.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAABNRX9JYNJ2FLS93XOIMDRQPX
    Media URN:
    VLVAABNRX9JYNJ2FLS93XOIMDRQPX
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    10/04/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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