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).
GV PAN: Start, race in progress, and finish of women's 100 metres in Athletics World Cup, Dusseldorf, West Germany won by Marlies Oelsner of West Germany in lane one (furthest from camera), with Sonia Lannaman of Britain second in lane two and Silvia Chivas of Cuba third in lane seven
LV: Oelsner acknowledging crowd applause
GV START: Race in progress, and finish of 4 x 100 metres men's relay, with United States first in new world record, with West Germany second
GV: Electronic sign announcing new world record
GV: U.S. team surrounding by well-wishers and running along track in triumph
GV: Start of women's 800 metres
GV: Progress scoreboard
GV PAN: Race in progress and finish with Totka Petrowa of Bulgaria first, Christine Liebetrau of West Germany second, and Svetlana Styrkina of U.S.S.R. third
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Background: 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.