Top athletes from Greece, Belgium and Britain gathered for a triangular athletics match in Athens on Wednesday (18 July).
LV Greek, Belgian and British teams parade
SV Crowd watching
SV Flags lowered
LV PAN 100 meters men's race from start to end
SCU Green (GB No 2) after the race
SV PAN start of Men's 1500 meters
SV Puttemans (No 59 Belgium) leading
STV de Hertoghe (No 60, Belgium) winning from Puttemans and Zaharopoulos (Greece) PAN to crowd
CU Three winners on pedestal
LV Race in progress
SV PAN race in progress (Roelants leading)
TV PAN No 63 winning
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Background: Top athletes from Greece, Belgium and Britain gathered for a triangular athletics match in Athens on Wednesday (18 July).
Britain's only individual track winner was Brian Green, who won the 100 meters in 10.5 seconds. He was away fast and low from the blocks to hold his lead all the way to the tape with Leslie Piggot taking second place.
It was an uncomfortable race for both athletes and spectators, as the temperatures climbed to and stayed around 36 degrees (97 F).
In the 1,500 meters Andre de Hertoghe from Belgium took the tape just ahead of fallow countryman Emile Puttemans, and Belgium's Gaston Roelants won the 10,000 meters event, with Britain's Roger Clarke second and E. Mitsikas from Greece third.