• Short Summary

    THE 25TH ANNUAL EAST AFRICAN ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS -- HELD AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) - SAW THE STAR KENYAN TRIO, KEINO, KIPRUGUT AND TEMU IN OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNING FORM.

  • Description

    THE 25TH ANNUAL EAST AFRICAN ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS -- HELD AT THE NATIONAL STADIUM IN DAR ES SALAAM, TANZANIA YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) - SAW THE STAR KENYAN TRIO, KEINO, KIPRUGUT AND TEMU IN OLYMPIC MEDAL WINNING FORM. KEINO WON THE THREE MILE EVENT (4,828 METRES) IN THE EXCELLENT TIME OF 13 MINUTES 37 SECONDS, KIPRUGUT TOOK THE 880 YARDS (804 METRES) IN 1 MINUTE 46 SECONDS AND TEMU WAS FIRST IN THE SIX MILES (9,656 METRES) WITH A TIME OF 28 MINUTES 20 SECONDS.

    THE THREE MILES WAS A ONE MAN EVENT. KEINO BEAT FELLOW COUNTRYMAN, MOSE, BY TWELVE SECONDS. THE FACT THAT KEINO DID NOT RUN IN THE MILE INDICATES THAT HE WILL NOT MAKE THE 1,500 METRES HIS MAIN EVENT AT THE MEXICO OLYMPICS BUT WILL INSTEAD CONCENTRATE ON THE 5,000 METRES. THIS ??? PIT HIM AGAINST HIS OLD FOE, RON CLARKE OF AUSTRALIA. KIPRUGUT'S EFFORT IN THE 880 YARDS SHOULD MAKE HIM A HOT FAVOURITE FOR A MEDAL IN THE OLYMPICS 880 METRES, ESPECIALLY AS AMERICA'S JIM RYUN IS STILL RECOVERING FROM AN ILLNESS. TEMU UNDERLINED KENYA'S STRENGTH IN MIDDLE AND LONG DISTANCE RUNNING WITH HIS EFFORTLESS WIN IN THE SIX MILES.

    NEARLY 140 ATHLETES FROM KENYA, UGANDA AND TANZANIA PARTICIPATED IN THE CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADGWJ34X5M4SNG1JTR16J20H7P
    Media URN:
    VLVADGWJ34X5M4SNG1JTR16J20H7P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/08/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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