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    BRITAIN OLYMPIC 400 METRES HURDLING CHAMPION. DAVID HEMERY, PROVED HIS WORTH OVER A SHORTER COURSE?

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    BRITAIN OLYMPIC 400 METRES HURDLING CHAMPION. DAVID HEMERY, PROVED HIS WORTH OVER A SHORTER COURSE TODAY (26 MAY), WHEN HE WON THE 110 METRE HURDLES ENTER-COUNTRY FINAL AT THE WHITE CITY, LONDON.

    HEMERY CONSOLIDATED THE LEAD HE GAINED YESTERDAY IN THE HEATS AT THE CRYSTAL PALACE, WHEN, IN THE SECOND HEAT. HE COVERED THE TEN 3 FT SIX BARRIERS IN 13.9 SECONDS -- EQUALISING THE UNITED KINGDOM RECORD. HE ALSO GAINED AN AMATEUR ATHLETIC ASSOCIATION (A.A.A.) NATIONAL RECORD BECAUSE NO ENGLISHMAN HAS EVER RUN AS FAST IN ENGLAND.

    THIS AFTERNOON HEMERY RUNNING FOR GLOUCESTERSHIRE DEFEATED HIS ONLY SERIOUS RIVAL, 20-YEAR-OLD STUDENT ALAN PASCOE RUNNING FOR HAMPSHIRE, WHO HAD EQUALLED HEMERY'S TIME IN EUROPE, BUT NEVER IN BRITAIN PASCOE HAD WON THE CHAMPIONSHIP IN 1967 AND 1968.

    BUT NEITHER OF THE LEADERS COULD REACH THEIR HEAT TIMES HEMERY CAME HOME IN 14.2 SECONDS. WHICH EQUALLED THE PREVIOUS BEST CHAMPIONSHIP PERFORMANCE IN 1964. PASCOE REACHED 14.3 SECONDS LINCOLNSHIRE RUNNER S.E. STOREY CAME IN THIRD AT 14.8 SECONDS.

    THE OTHER BIG EVENT OF THE AFTERNOON WAS THE 3,000 METRES INTERNATIONAL RACE. AN INVITATION EVENT, WITH RUNNERS FROM FRANCE SPAIN, AS WELL AS GASTON ROELANTS OF BELGIUM AND LA???S MEOSER OF HUNGARY. IT PROVED A RELATIVELY STAID AFFAIR, BUT BRITAIN MANAGED TO GAIN TWO OUR OF THE FIRST THREE PLACES.

    IAN McCAFFERTY CAME FIRST, AND J. LAUGHLIN STEWART THIRD, WITH FRENCHMAN NOEL TI??? IN BETWEEN. NONE OF THE TIMES CAME NEAR TO BEATING THE PREVIOUS WHITE CITY RECORD. SET IN 1966, OF 7 MINUTES 51.2 SECONDS. McCAFFERTY MADE 7 MINUTES 59.8 SECONDS, TI??? AND LAUGHLIN STEWART BOTH CLOCKED OVER EIGHT MINUTES.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADEHGW26CYHHNHB09HK2TZ80K5
    Media URN:
    VLVADEHGW26CYHHNHB09HK2TZ80K5
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    26/05/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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