• Short Summary

    BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER EDDIE STRONG CAME WITHIN ONE SECOND OF EQUALLING GORDON PIRIE'S COMMONWEALTH RECORD FOR THE 3,000 METRES EVENT IN ONE OF THE SURPRISE PERFORMANCES OF THE BRITISH GAMES AT LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM, ON JUNE 11TH.

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    BRITISH INTERNATIONAL CROSS-COUNTRY RUNNER EDDIE STRONG CAME WITHIN ONE SECOND OF EQUALLING GORDON PIRIE'S COMMONWEALTH RECORD FOR THE 3,000 METRES EVENT IN ONE OF THE SURPRISE PERFORMANCES OF THE BRITISH GAMES AT LONDON'S WHITE CITY STADIUM, ON JUNE 11TH. WITH A FINISHING BURST THAT DELIGHTED THE CROWD OF 16,500. STRONG BEAT WEARY HUNGARIAN BELE SZEKERES TO THE TAPE BY TWO SECONDS TO WIN IN 7 MINS. 58.2 SECS. HE COVERED THE LAST HALF MILE IN 2 MINS. 5.5 SECS. M. JUREK OF CZECHOSLOVAKIA WAS THIRD IN 8 MINS. 3.2 SECS.

    IN THE FIRST DIVISION OF THE 400 METRES, K. WILCOCKS (BRITAIN) NARROWLY DEFEATED D. KOVACS (YUGOSLAVIA). BOTH RUNNERS RECORDED THE SAME TIME OF 47.6 SECS.

    A WHITE CITY RECORD WAS EQUALLED IN THE 100 METRES INTERNATIONAL INVITATION BY SERAPHINO ANTAO OF KENYA. RUNNING WITH A NOTABLY RELAXED STYLE, ANTAO STREAKED OVER THE DISTANCE IN 10.4 SECONDS TO BEAT MANOLIK (CZECHOSLOVAKIA) AND MCILROY (BRITAIN), WHO BOTH CLOCKED 10.5 SECONDS.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAER8C602C5KVGM0XZ1XIWAFI30
    Media URN:
    VLVAER8C602C5KVGM0XZ1XIWAFI30
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/06/1962
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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