• Short Summary

    In the International Athletics competition in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday (25 July), Tanzania turned in a strong performance in the 1500 metres race, and Belgium won the two-mile (3.210 kms) event in an exciting finish.

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    In the International Athletics competition in Stockholm, Sweden, on Wednesday (25 July), Tanzania turned in a strong performance in the 1500 metres race, and Belgium won the two-mile (3.210 kms) event in an exciting finish.

    Tanzania's Filbert Bayi won the 1500 metres in 3 minutes 30.46 seconds, just a fraction ahead of Knut Kvalheim of Norway who clocked 3 minutes 38.49 seconds. Third was Gunnar Ekman of Sweden.

    In the two-mile race, Emiel Puttemans of Belgium had the crowd on its feet when he overtook the race leaders to win in eight minutes 16.32 seconds. In second place was Kenya's Ben Jipcho, who led most of the way, and finished fractionally behind Puttemans with a time of 8 minutes 16.39 seconds. Ron Dixon of New Zealand was third.

    SYNOPSIS: Trailing Bayi were Norway's Knut Kvalheim and Gunnar Ekman and Sverker Svensson, both of Sweden. But the Tanzanian proved too fit to lose the lead.

    Bayi went on to win the 1500 metres in three minutes 38.46 seconds, just ahead of Kvalheim of Norway.

    In the two-mile race at Stockholm, the incredible Ben Jipcho of Kenya took an early lead and looked likely to win.

    Among the race leaders were Ron Dixon of New Zealand, Anders Gaerderud of Sweden -- and the man to watch, Emiel Puttemans of Belgium.

    As the race drew to a close, the continuing effort by Puttemans to overtake Jipcho had the crowd on its feet. Finally Jipcho met his match, and Puttemans of Belgium clinched the race in a powerful eight minutes 16.32 seconds -- seven-hundredths of a second ahead of the Kenyan. Dixon of New Zealand was third, nearly one second behind the leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADTRKN9FV5QW7X5E6VWZRF6QAK
    Media URN:
    VLVADTRKN9FV5QW7X5E6VWZRF6QAK
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:16:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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