• Short Summary

    A United States squad set a mens' four by 100 metres relay World record of 38.03 seconds in the Athletics World Cup at the Dusseldorf Rheinstadium in West Germany on Saturday (3 September).

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    A United States squad set a mens' four by 100 metres relay World record of 38.03 seconds in the Athletics World Cup at the Dusseldorf Rheinstadium in West Germany on Saturday (3 September).

    SYNOPSIS: It was an action-packed day in Dusseldorf. Here's how Marlies Oelsner of West Germany won the women's 100 metres, in 11.16 seconds Oelsner is in lane one.

    50,000 sports fans showed their appreciation. They became even more enthusiastic about the next event.

    The record-breaking four by 100 metres mens' relay, and winning quartet Bill Collins, Steve Riddick, Cliff Wiley and Steve Williams - going all out to beat the record and making it by a split second. The old record was 38. 19 seconds, set in Munich five years ago. And the new one 38.03.

    As soon as the new record was announced, the four were surrounded by well-wishers as they ran triumphantly along the track.

    The start of the women's 800 metres.

    It's the sort of race that requires a great deal of stamina - and the pace soon began to tell on the back-markers. It was Totka Petrowa of Bulgaria who finally came through, followed by Christine Liebetrau of West Germany and the Soviet Union's Svetlana Styrkina.

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    Film ID:
    VLVABV4FPFV4YRS67G26Y1BD6SHTS
    Media URN:
    VLVABV4FPFV4YRS67G26Y1BD6SHTS
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/09/1977
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:59:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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