• Short Summary

    DOCTORS AND NURSES WERE STATIONED EVERY 200 METRES ALONG THE ROUTE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES MARATHON TRIAL HELD LAST SUNDAY AT MEXICO CITY.

  • Description

    DOCTORS AND NURSES WERE STATIONED EVERY 200 METRES ALONG THE ROUTE FOR THE OLYMPIC GAMES MARATHON TRIAL HELD LAST SUNDAY AT MEXICO CITY.

    ONLY NINE OF THE 36 COMPETITORS FINISHED THE RACE. MANY PULLED OUT IN THE LAST 2,000 METRES WHEN A HEAVY HAILSTORM LASHED THE TRACK.

    SOME OF THE DOCTORS STRODE ALONG WITH THE TAIL-END RUNNERS TO CHECK ON THEIR CONDITION. ONE MAN WAS PERSUADED TO RETIRE BUT OTHERS MADE USE OF THE OXYGEN.

    AFTER THE EVENT, ALL COMPETITORS WERE TAKEN A MAKESHIFT HOSPITAL WHERE THEIR PULSE, TEMPERATURE AND HEARTBEAT WERE RECORDED.

    THE MARATHON HAD TWO AIMS. TO SELECT THE MEXICAN MARATHON TEAM WAS TO TEST THE RUNNERS' PHYSICAL RESISTANCE AT 7,349 FEET ALTITUDE ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

    THE RACE WAS WON BY 30 YEAR OLD MEXICAN ACTOR, PABLO GARRIDO, WHO CLOCKED 2 HRS. 23 MIN 36.6 SECONDS.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAALE2T6RGWHD1ZYP6JUV21Z645
    Media URN:
    VLVAALE2T6RGWHD1ZYP6JUV21Z645
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:45:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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