• Short Summary

    After a gruelling 3,200-mile trek across American from San Francisco, Dr Barbara Moore - Britain's marathon walker - made a triumphant entry into New York, July 6.

  • Description

    After a gruelling 3,200-mile trek across American from San Francisco, Dr Barbara Moore - Britain's marathon walker - made a triumphant entry into New York, July 6. As the city's Mayor Wagner was waiting to greet her, she was forced by police to take a 6-mile car ride through the Holland tunnel, linking New Jersey to New York. Dr. Moore, entering the tunnel, protested that this route was not part of her schedule and she would "walk off" the six miles the next day in Central Park.

    Thousands of cheering New Yorkers gave her a great welcome as she emerged and marched through the streets - sometimes outpacing her police escort. For the last mile, Dr Moore, and accompanying press cars, forced their way unescorted through jostling crowds. Many were short-winded in their attempts to keep up with her.

    The official ending to the walk in the middle of Times Square was a confusion of cameramen, reporters, police and spectators. Barbara Moore did not seem to care about this as she was hoisted shoulder high. All she could think of was hotel and bed - "I could sleep for ever".

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    Film ID:
    VLVABH0P8KJ99HY3EJ09MFC3ZSEHL
    Media URN:
    VLVABH0P8KJ99HY3EJ09MFC3ZSEHL
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    07/07/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:32:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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