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    FRENCH RUNNER MICHEL JAZY, HOLDER OF THE WORLD ONE MILE RECORD, HAS NOW ACQUIRED THE EUROPEAN 1,500-METRES RECORD.

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    FRENCH RUNNER MICHEL JAZY, HOLDER OF THE WORLD ONE MILE RECORD, HAS NOW ACQUIRED THE EUROPEAN 1,500-METRES RECORD. IN A FLOODLIT RACE AT AN INTERNATIONAL MEETINGS IN RENNES YESTERDAY (WEDNESDAY), RUN ON HIS 30TH BIRTHDAY, JAZY CLOCKED 3 MINUTES 36.3 SECONDS, CLIPPING THE RECORD BY ONE-TENTH OF A SECOND.

    THE RECORD WAS HELD PREVIOUSLY BY JURGEN MAY OF EAST GERMANY, WHO CLOCKED 3 MINUTES 36.4 SECONDS LAST JULY. YESTERDAY'S PERFORMANCE BY JAZY WAS THE SECOND-FASTIEST 1,500 METRES IN HISTORY. ONLY AUSTRALIAN HERB ELLIOTT NOW STANDS A AHEAD OF JAZY IN THE WORLD ALL-TIME LIST. ELLIOTT'S WORLD RECORD OF 3 MINUTES 35.6 SECONDS, SET AT THE ROME OLYMPIC IN 1960, HAS REMAINED UNCHALLENGED FOR SIX YEARS.

    EARLIER YESTERDAY, JAZY TOLD REPORTERS THAT ATHLETICS WAS NO LONGER ANY FUN FOR HIM. AFTER THE RACE, HE SAID HE WAS DISAPPOINTED NOT TO BROKEN ELLIOTT'S WORLD RECORD.

    TWO OTHER FRENCH RUNNERS - MAURICE LUROT AND GERARD VERWOOT -- FINISHED SECOND AND THIRD RESPECTIVELY.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABEZS1QKJP2GMELIBBZR4SXVR5
    Media URN:
    VLVABEZS1QKJP2GMELIBBZR4SXVR5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    16/06/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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