• Short Summary

    Dave Bedford, Britain's 'Golden Boy' of the running track, compensated for his disappointment at missing the Olympic Gold in Munich last year by setting a new World 10,000 metres record in London on Friday (July 13)
    Competing in the British Championships, 23-year-old Bedford slashed more than seven seconds off the previous world record, set at 27 minutes 38.4 seconds by Lasse Viren of Finland when winning the Olympics 10,000 metre title in Munich.

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    1.
    MV and LV Bedford running with 250 metres to go...running, and crossing finishing line (two shots)
    0.40

    2.
    SV Bedford surrounded by cameramen and waving to crowds
    0.51



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    SPORT: 10,000 METRES-RUN

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    Background: Dave Bedford, Britain's 'Golden Boy' of the running track, compensated for his disappointment at missing the Olympic Gold in Munich last year by setting a new World 10,000 metres record in London on Friday (July 13)
    Competing in the British Championships, 23-year-old Bedford slashed more than seven seconds off the previous world record, set at 27 minutes 38.4 seconds by Lasse Viren of Finland when winning the Olympics 10,000 metre title in Munich.

    The first British runner since 1911 to hold this particular record, Bedford was given a riotous ovation by the crowd at Crystal Palace track as he breasted the tape at 27 minutes 31 seconds.

    SYNOPSIS: Britain's David Bedford speeds around the track at Crystal Palace, London, with one desperate aim in mind.....to break the existing world 10,000 metres record. And avenge his failure to clinch the Olympic gold medal for the event at Munich last year. Competing in the British championship, 23-year-old Bedford, a Londoner, has the local crowd on his side...and is now only a few moments from his ambition - the new World record...at a whole seven-point-four seconds quicker than the previous holder, Lasse Viren, the Finn who won the record while taking the 10,000 metres gold at Munich
    New world record-holder Dave Bedford...and his time, twenty-seven minutes, thirty-one seconds.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVAEU8ETWE4YOODO4I2W1WP37NTJ
    Media URN:
    VLVAEU8ETWE4YOODO4I2W1WP37NTJ
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    14/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:52:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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