• Short Summary

    TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MEN AND WOMEN ON JULY 14 COMPETED IN SINGAPORE'S BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR -- A 14 1/2 MILE WALK.

  • Description

    1.
    LV COMPETITORS AT STARTING POINT (2 SHOTS)
    5 1/2 ft

    2.
    MLV START OF BIG WALK (2 SHOTS)
    13 ft

    3.
    LV REVERSE VIEW...DITTO
    16 ft

    4.
    MV DITTO
    19 1/2 ft

    5.
    MLV BARE-FOOTED MALAY GIRL AMONG OTHER WALKERS
    23 1/2 ft

    6.
    MV OLDEST WALKER, PAN TO OTHERS
    28 ft

    7.
    MV SPECTATORS NEAR VILLAGE
    33 ft

    8.
    MCU COMPETITORS LEGS
    37 ft

    9.
    MV BRITISH ARMY ENTRANT AND OTHERS
    40 1/2 ft

    10.
    MLV ANOTHER BRITISH 1/2 ARMY ENTRANT OFFERED REFRESHMENT
    45 ft

    11.
    MLV SOME NEARING ATHLETIC CENTRE
    47 ft

    12.
    MLV COMPETITOR CARRIES RUBBER SHOES IN HAND
    49 ft

    13.
    LV WINNERS INTO CENTRE
    55 ft

    14.
    LV NEARING FINISHING LINE
    57 1/2 ft

    15.
    MV YOUNGEST GIRL WALKER NEARING FINISHING LINE
    59 ft

    16.
    MV CROWD CHEERING
    60 1/2 ft

    17.
    MCU YOUNGEST GIRL AT FINISHING LINE
    63 ft

    18.
    MV EXHAUSTED WALKERS BEING CARRIED (2 SHOTS)
    70 ft

    19.
    MV EXHAUSTED WALKER ATTENDED BY SUPPORTERS
    72 ft



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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: TWO THOUSAND FIVE HUNDRED MEN AND WOMEN ON JULY 14 COMPETED IN SINGAPORE'S BIGGEST SPORTING EVENT OF THE YEAR -- A 14 1/2 MILE WALK.

    WALKERS WERE NOT PERMITTED TO TAKE ANY DRINK UNTIL THEY COMPLETED TEN MILES: THOSE WHO BROKE THE RULE WERE DISQUALIFIED - AND THERE WERE MANY.

    THE OLDEST COMPETITOR WAS AN EIGHTY-YEAR-OLD SINGHALESE: THE YOUNGEST WAS A TWELVE-YEAR-OLD INDIAN GIRL, A "VETERAN" IN THE WOMEN'S SECTION.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAAQQQP8WNL4CJ93R08C9EGO03W
    Media URN:
    VLVAAQQQP8WNL4CJ93R08C9EGO03W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    15/07/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:57:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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