• Short Summary

    Athletics - and the 3,000 metre steeplechase event at Third All-African games, being held in Algiers, was the first event of the games in which one country collected all the medals.

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    GV PAN: start of race
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    2.
    GV: on-looker
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    GV PAN OF: race in progress.
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    4.
    GV: spectators
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    SV PAN: eventual winner Henry rono, number 353, leading field
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    6.
    SV: spectators
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    SV OF: Rono pulling away from field.
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    8.
    SV: spectators
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    9.
    SV: Rono crossing finishing line.
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    10.
    SV: jubilant supporters.
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    11.
    SV: winner jogging after race.
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    12.
    SV OF: score board with results, I. H. Rono of Kenya 8.15.82 2. Munyala 8.25.68 3. K. Rono 8.26.38
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    13.
    SV OF: first, second and third taking awards.
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    Initials RH/2015


    SPORT: ATHLETICS

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    Background: Athletics - and the 3,000 metre steeplechase event at Third All-African games, being held in Algiers, was the first event of the games in which one country collected all the medals. Three Kenyans were lead by Henry Rono.

    SYNOPSIS: Fifteen athletes started the 3,000 metre steeplechase event on Tuesday (25 July).

    The event featured Kenya's phenomenal long-distance track star, Henry Rono, looking for his second gold medal.

    Spectators were watching the man who has been called the best long-distance runner in the world. Rono immediately lead the field wearing number 353. He said before the race that he thought the steeplechase would be easier than the 10,000 metre event in which he won his first gold medal.

    He maintained his lead throughout the race followed closely by his brother Kiprotich Rono and team mate Munyala. In the 10,000 metres Rono had romped to victory after his closest rival, Ethiopian Rivul Miruts Yifter, hobbled from the track with a pulled calf muscle. 25-year-old Henry Rono already holds four world records.

    His winning time was 8 minutes, 15.82 seconds, ten seconds outside his world record. Munyala and Rono's brother came second and third, making Kenya the first country at the Games to made such a clean sweep.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEQ9CJZHXNOKZOUPVNBLG97VVB
    Media URN:
    VLVAEQ9CJZHXNOKZOUPVNBLG97VVB
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    27/07/1978
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:28:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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