• Short Summary

    Tawny shock-haired Derek Ibbotson, one-time world's fastest miler, set 25,000 sports fans on their feet in jubilation at the White City Stadium, London, May 18, in finishing a last lap burst to win the international two miles for Britain against strong Continental opposition.

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    GV. S.O.F. in "They've got 350 yards to to..." East German runner Grodotski in second place, and Iharos from Hungary moves into third place Ibbotson in fourth position.
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    GV. PAN. Ibbotson moves up into third place.
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    CU. Ibbotson.
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    LV. Ibbotson takes the lead and breaks the tape in first place.
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    Background: Tawny shock-haired Derek Ibbotson, one-time world's fastest miler, set 25,000 sports fans on their feet in jubilation at the White City Stadium, London, May 18, in finishing a last lap burst to win the international two miles for Britain against strong Continental opposition.

    His time: eight minutes, forty three point two seconds.

    It was a moment of new-found glory, washing out hard times of running last year and bad form early this season. At 26, Ibbotson makes his comeback, but he says this is his last two mile race, he plans to concentrate on the three miles now.

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    Film ID:
    VLVADY1K6RAF1TXUQK9IAJDW0RYRP
    Media URN:
    VLVADY1K6RAF1TXUQK9IAJDW0RYRP
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/05/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:41:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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