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    AMERICAN JIM RYUN WINS MILE AFTER DISAPPOINTING RACE IN BRITAIN V. U.S.A. TRACK MEET
    LONDON, August?

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    AMERICAN JIM RYUN WINS MILE AFTER DISAPPOINTING RACE IN BRITAIN V. U.S.A. TRACK MEET
    LONDON, August 12th:-- The "Emsley Carr" mile, billed as the "mile of the country," failed to live up to expectations when the favourite Jim Ryun of America just did enough to score the victory at the Britain v. U.S.A. track meet in London on August 12th.

    Ryun, the "wonder boy from Lawrence, Kansas," won in 3 minutes 56 seconds from Kenya's Kipchoge Keino by five yards following a thrilling last lap of 53.8 seconds by the reigning world record holder.

    Keino was timed in at 3 mins. 57.4 secs., with Britain's Alan Simpson third at 4 mins 0.4 secs.

    After trailing surprisingly behind over the first lap, Ryun and Keino pulled themselves up to lead the field. Ryun was at the front after one and a half laps as Keino lay third in the running. The order remained unchanged till the bell after the third lap. Keino pulled ahead of Britain's John Whetton and chased Ryun for the rest of the lap.

    But the American proved he was still the fastest miler in the world. Constantly looking over his shoulder at the field behind, he strode away from the Kenyan with 35,000 fans cheering both men on.

    In the 100 metres race, the Americans again proved their superiority with a 10.5 seconds win by Willie Turner of Yakima, Washington. California Jerry Bright was second at 10.6 secs., with Britain's Ron Jones third.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEO14PEHU99D86VJ0JFPIXH48J
    Media URN:
    VLVAEO14PEHU99D86VJ0JFPIXH48J
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/08/1967
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:02:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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