• Short Summary

    IN GREECE THE SIXTH CLASSICAL MARATHON RACE, COVERING THE SAME ROUTE AS THE FIRST MARATHON RUNNER COVERED CENTURIES AGO, WAS WON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY HUNGARIAN ATHLETE, JOZSEF SUTO.

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    IN GREECE THE SIXTH CLASSICAL MARATHON RACE, COVERING THE SAME ROUTE AS THE FIRST MARATHON RUNNER COVERED CENTURIES AGO, WAS WON YESTERDAY (FRIDAY) BY HUNGARIAN ATHLETE, JOZSEF SUTO. THE RACE IS HELD EVERY TWO YEARS -- THE YEAR BEFORE AND THE YEAR AFTER THE OLYMPIC GAMES.

    THE FIRST MARATHON WAS COMPLETED 2,500 YEARS AGO, IN 490 B.C., BY A GREEK WARRIOR WHO RAN FROM THE BATTLEFIELD ON THE PLAIN OF MARATHON TO TELL THE PEOPLE OF ATHENS THAT GREEK TROOPS HAD WON THE BATTLE AGAINST THE PERSIANS.

    YESTERDAY'S RACE -- WHICH COMMEMORATES THE ORIGINAL FEAT -- WAS WON BY SUTO IN TWO HOURS THIRTY MINUTES AND FORTY SECONDS. THE COURSE EXACTLY MEASURES 42, 195 METRES (ABOUT 261/2 MILES). COMPETITORS FROM BULGARIA, RUMANIA, HUNGARY, SPAIN SOUTH AFRICA, ISRAEL, WEST GERMANY, THE SOVIET UNION AND GREECE TOOK PART. SUTO, WHO REPRESENTED HUNGARY AT THE TOKYO OLYMPIC GAMES, FINISHED NEARLY 18 1/2 MINUTES AHEAD OF THE BULGARIAN, IVAYLO CHARANKOV, WHO WAS SECOND.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAELYT5Z6YNVQUHLSPX1WBQ70DR
    Media URN:
    VLVAELYT5Z6YNVQUHLSPX1WBQ70DR
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    22/05/1965
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:35:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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