• Short Summary

    IN THE FIRST MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETING IN BRITAIN THIS YEAR, ALF MEAKIN SCORED A FINE SUCCESS FOR BRITAIN WHEN HE BEAT POLAND'S VICTOR MANIAK -- FORMERLY VIK MANNING OF MANCHESTER -- IN THE 60 YARDS FINAL OF THE BRITISH INDOOR ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY).

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    IN THE FIRST MAJOR ATHLETICS MEETING IN BRITAIN THIS YEAR, ALF MEAKIN SCORED A FINE SUCCESS FOR BRITAIN WHEN HE BEAT POLAND'S VICTOR MANIAK -- FORMERLY VIK MANNING OF MANCHESTER -- IN THE 60 YARDS FINAL OF THE BRITISH INDOOR ATHLETIC CHAMPIONSHIPS AT WEMBLEY TODAY (SATURDAY).

    IT WAS A DESPERATE FINISH WITH MEAKIN EDGING AHEAD OF MANIAK AND BOB FRITH OF BRITAIN -- ALL THREE BEING GIVEN THE SAME TIME OF 6.4 SECONDS.

    BILL CROTHERS, OF CANADA, ONE OF THE FAVOURITES FOR THE OLYMPIC 800 METRES TITLE IN TOKYO NEXT OCTOBER, GAINED A BRILLIANT VICTORY IN THE 600 YARDS EVENT.

    CROTHERS, WITH AN ELECTRIFYING FINISHING BURST, DEFEATED THE WORLD INDOOR HOLDER WENDELL MOTTLEY, OF TRINIDAD, TO RETAIN THE TITLE HE WON LAST YEAR. HIS TIME OF ONE MINUTE 10 SECONDS BETTERED HIS OWN UNITED KINGDOM ALL-COMERS' BEST INDOOR PERFORMANCE BY MORE THAN TWO SECONDS, BUT HE WAS EIGHT-TENTHS OF A SECOND OUTSIDE MOTTLEY'S WORLD MARK. MOTTLEY CLOCKED 1:10.1 TODAY TO FINISH SECOND.

    THE CLASH BETWEEN THESE TWO STAR RUNNERS PROVIDED THE HIGHLIGHT OF THE FIRST DAY'S PROGRAMME IN THE TWO-DAY CHAMPIONSHIPS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADUHDDNXA166P0NVO2KK5R984W
    Media URN:
    VLVADUHDDNXA166P0NVO2KK5R984W
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:51:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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