• Short Summary

    The Kenya Amateur Athletic Association held its final meeting over the weekend (December 9 and 10) to select the nation's representatives for the Second All-Africa Games -- to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, next month (January 1973).

  • Description

    The Kenya Amateur Athletic Association held its final meeting over the weekend (December 9 and 10) to select the nation's representatives for the Second All-Africa Games -- to be held in Lagos, Nigeria, next month (January 1973). This film shows the meeting in progress, with qualifying wins by top Kenyan athletes like Mike Boit, one of Kenya's best middle-distance runners; hurdler Benjamin Kandie; and long-distance runner Ben Jipcho -- a young prisons officer who is expected to take over from the internationally famous Olympic champion Kip Keino when he retires. Keino, aged 32, was not present at the meeting -- but reports from Nairobi said his place in the Lagos games is assured on his known performances.

    SYNOPSIS: A meeting to select Kenya's athletes for the Second All-Africa Games in Nigeria next month were held in Nairobi over the weekend. This was the men's eight-hundred-metres -- contested between Mike Boit, one of Kenya's best middle-distance runners; Cosmos Selei, a sub-four-minute-miler; and John Kipkurgat.

    They eventually crossed the in that order -- Boit, Selei, and Kipkurgat.

    Several top athletes were missing from the selection, however, after catching malaria at the recent Dar ??? Salaam meeting. But this alone didn't disqualify them from being chosen for the Games, to be held in Lagos, as past performances were also taken into account.

    The men's hundred-and-ten-metres hurdles -- won by Benjamin Kandis, with the tall, bandaged Kiptoo in second place.

    And the big race of the day -- the men's five-thousand-metres finals. Reigning Olympic champion Kip Kaine, one of the world's best-known long-distance runners, wasn't present. But this didn't spoil his chances of qualifying --news reports from Nairobi said the gold medallist was virtually assured of a place in the Kenyan team. The winner of Sunday's five-thousand-metres, meanwhile, was Ben Jipcho, number thirty-six - a young prisons officer who is expected to take over from Keino when he retires.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAB1OLAQ704V21BSHYIHSYBYTA4
    Media URN:
    VLVAB1OLAQ704V21BSHYIHSYBYTA4
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/12/1972
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:39:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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