• Short Summary

    THE CANADIAN, BILL CROTHERS, WON THE 880 YARDS EVENT AT THE KENYAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN SPITE OF THE HIGH-ALTITUDE CONDITIONS AT NAIROBI WHICH SEVERELY AFFECTED THE PERFORMANCES OF THE TOP VISITING RUNNERS.

  • Description

    THE CANADIAN, BILL CROTHERS, WON THE 880 YARDS EVENT AT THE KENYAN ATHLETICS CHAMPIONSHIPS YESTERDAY (SATURDAY) IN SPITE OF THE HIGH-ALTITUDE CONDITIONS AT NAIROBI WHICH SEVERELY AFFECTED THE PERFORMANCES OF THE TOP VISITING RUNNERS. IN THE THREE MILE EVENT, THE KENYAN CHAMPION, KIPCHOGE KEINO, WAS EXPECTED TO RECEIVE A STRONG CHALLENGE FROM THE NEW ZEALANDER, BILL BAILLIE, BUT HE COMPLETELY LAPPED BAILLIE IN THE RACE.

    BILL CROTHERS, AN OLYMPIC SILVER MEDALLIST, WON THE 880 YARDS EVENT IN ONE MINUTE 52.2 SECONDS. PETER FRANCIS OF KENYA WAS SECOND AND JOE KARANGA OF KENYA WAS THIRD. THE INTERNATIONAL SPORTS MEETING TOOK PLACE AT THE JAMHURI PARK, ON THE OUTSKIRTS OF NAIROBI, WHICH IS NEARLY 5,500 FEET (1676 METRES) ABOVE SEA LEVEL.

    KIPCHOGE KEINO WON THE THREE MILE EVENT IN 13 MINUTES 35.1 SECONDS, COMPARED WITH THE AUSTRALIAN RON CLARK'S WORLD RECORD TIME OF 12 MINUTES 52.4 SECONDS. KEINO LAPPED BAILIE WITH TWO LAPS TO GO. THE NEW ZEALANDER SAID AFTER THE RACE: "AT THE MILE STAGE I WAS STRUGGLING. MY ARMS AND LEGS WENT HEAVY AND I LOST THE DESIRE TO DRIVE MYSELF." BAILLIE SAID LONG DISTANCE RUNNERS WOULD NEED SIX MONTHS TO ACCLIMATISE TOT EH 7,500 FEET (2,300 METRES) ALTITUDE OF MEXICO CITY, VENUE OF THE 1968 OLYMPIC GAMES.

    (ON FRIDAY, EAST GERMAN'S JUERGEN MAY, HOLDER OF THE WORLD 1,000 METRES RECORD, COLLAPSED EXHAUSTED AFTER FINISHING THIRD IN A MILE RACE IN THE NAIROBI CHAMPIONSHIPS. HE BLAMED THE HIGH ALTITUDE.)

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    Film ID:
    VLVAECH1IQLYLWPRJ708NA51I5RF3
    Media URN:
    VLVAECH1IQLYLWPRJ708NA51I5RF3
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/07/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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