• Short Summary

    FOUR-TENTHS OF A SECOND WERE CLIPPED OFF THE WORLD MARATHON RECORD LAST SUNDAY, WHEN JAPANESE RUNNER TORU TERASAWA COVERED THE 42.195-KILOMETRE (26 MILES 385 YDS) DISTANCE AT BEPPU, ON KYUSHU ISLAND, IN TWO HOURS 15 MINUTES AND 15.8 SECONDS.

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    FOUR-TENTHS OF A SECOND WERE CLIPPED OFF THE WORLD MARATHON RECORD LAST SUNDAY, WHEN JAPANESE RUNNER TORU TERASAWA COVERED THE 42.195-KILOMETRE (26 MILES 385 YDS) DISTANCE AT BEPPU, ON KYUSHU ISLAND, IN TWO HOURS 15 MINUTES AND 15.8 SECONDS.

    PREVIOUS WORLD RECORD HOLDER IN THE MARATHON WAS ETHIOPIA'S BIKILA ABEBE WHO WON THE GOLD MEDAL AT THE 1960 ROME OLYMPICS WITH A TIME OF TWO HOURS 15 MIN 16.2 SECS.

    TORU TERASAWA, 28, STARTED WITH 104 COMPETITORS ON THE SEASIDE COURSE FROM THE HOLIDAY RESORT OF BEPPU TO TSUUSAKI AND BACK.BREAKING AWAY FROM THE FIELD AT THE 33-KILOMETRE MARK, TERASAWA FOUGHT A RUNNING DUEL WITH KENJI KIMIHARA FOR ANOTHER FOUR KILOMETRES.THEN, KIMIHARA BEGAN TO FALL BACK, AND TERASAWA FINISHED THE RACE WITH A COMFORTABLE LEAD.

    KAZUMI WATANABE WAS SECOND, 31.4 SECONDS BEHIND.HARUD OTANI FINISHED THIRD IN TWO HOURS 15 MIN 57 SECS.KIMIHARA, BURNT OUT AFTER HIS TUSSLE WITH TERASAWA, CAME IN FOURTH, CLOCKING TWO HOURS 16 MIN 19 SECS.

    TERASAWA, WHO WON THE ASAHI INTERNATIONAL MARATHON LAST DECEMBER, TOLD REPORTERS AFTER THE BEPPU RACE THAT HE HAD GIVEN UP ALL HOPE OF BEATING ABEBE'S RECORD, AND WAS AS AMAZED AS ANYONE WHEN HE HEARD HE HAD DONE IT AFTER ALL.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAARVO32JPBECJQFPKOXSG4ZZQ7
    Media URN:
    VLVAARVO32JPBECJQFPKOXSG4ZZQ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/02/1963
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:11:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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