Mexico's No.2 long distance runner, Rafael Tadeo Palomares, won the 47th "Round-The-Houses" race in Sao Paulo on Saturday (1 January) in a tight finish.
CU & SV Runners warming up before race (3 shots)
MV Costa Rica runner warming up
MV Italian athlete doing exercises
SV Portuguese and Belgium athletes warming up (3 shots)
GV Start of race and runners into darkness (2 shots)
SV Television camera operating
STV Mexican winner crossing finish line
STV Second and third runners finishing
CU Cameramen TILT UP TO winners on rostrum for anthem (2 shots)
MV Ceremonial guard
SV Winner receives bouquet
Initials OS/241 OS/235
Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved
Background: Mexico's No.2 long distance runner, Rafael Tadeo Palomares, won the 47th "Round-The-Houses" race in Sao Paulo on Saturday (1 January) in a tight finish.
Second in the five and a half-mile (8,900 metres) event, which begins around midnight every New Year's Eve, was Victor Mora of Columbia with Carlos Lopes of Portugal third.
Next Sunday (9 January) the first ten in this year's race will take part in another Sao Paulo event and the following day (Monday 10 January) the first five have been invited to Brasilia to race in a special event opening the year of Brazil's 150th independence anniversary.