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    Three United States Athletes, competing in a professional athletics meeting, broke world indoor records at Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday (March 3).

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    Three United States Athletes, competing in a professional athletics meeting, broke world indoor records at Pocatello, Idaho on Saturday (March 3).

    Lee Evans clipped one second off the world indoor record for 600 metres. His record is 1 minute 16.7 seconds, bettering the amateur performance of Britain's Martin Bilham.

    In the high jump, John Radetich set a mark of 7 feet 4 and three-quarter inches (2.25 metres), fractionally better than the amateur indoor record set by the Soviet Union's Valery Brumel in Leningrad in 1961. Brumel's record was 7 feet 4 and five-eighth inches (2.25 metres).

    In the 100 metres, Warren Edmondson, cut a tenth of a second off the world record with a time of 10.2 seconds. Time amateur record is held jointly by four soviet Union sprinters.

    The expected 1500 metres duel between American, Jim Ryun and the Kenyan, Kipohoge Keino, did not materialise. Keino did not compete and Ryun ran against the clock in 3 minutes 15.3 seconds.

    A crowd of ten thousand watched the meeting, the first of a series planned by the new International Track Association. The athletes were competing for prize money totalling GBP5000 sterling ($ US 12,500).

    SYNOPSIS: United States athletes broke three amateur world records on Saturday in a professional field and track meeting at Pocatello in Idaho.

    Lee Evans ran the six hundred metres in one minute, sixteen point seven seconds...one second better than the amateur indoor record. The athletes were competing for prize money totalling five thousand pounds sterling.

    High-jumper, John radetich, made seven four and three-quarter inches, fractionally better than the indoor amateur record.

    World record-holder for the mile, Jim Ryun ran against the clock when Kenyan, Kipohoge Keino, did not compete as expected. The other amateur record beaten at the meeting was the hundred metres sprint. Warren Edmondson clocked ten-point-two seconds, one tenth of a second off the previous best. The professional meeting was the first of a series planned by the new International Track Association.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEU7J6EH9LXW1758UG24I00DUN
    Media URN:
    VLVAEU7J6EH9LXW1758UG24I00DUN
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/03/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:59:00
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    N/A

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