• Short Summary

    Two high-wire walkers, Francine Pary and Claude Collins, who set out Mar 5, to break the 38-hour world record, at the Palais des Sports in Toulouse, France, managed to stay aloft for 33 hours and 18 minutes.

  • Description

    Two high-wire walkers, Francine Pary and Claude Collins, who set out Mar 5, to break the 38-hour world record, at the Palais des Sports in Toulouse, France, managed to stay aloft for 33 hours and 18 minutes.

    Walking, eating and resting on the wire, they stood up to the gruelling endurance test which proved to be too much for two other competitors. John Blasco gave up after 17 hours, Huguetted Walter stuck it out for 33 hours. Both were forced down by attacks of dizziness.

    Record breakers Francine and Claude covered some 30 miles on the lofty wire. Claude, who had hurt his foot, collapsed when he regained firm ground. Francine also showed signs of exhaustion but claimed she could have carried on had she not wanted to share the triumph with Claude.

    The new record tops the previous best time set up last year, also by Francine and by Spaniard Jose Canga, who improved on the high-wire feat of Swedish acrobat.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEVXULC620T9YOF7AKJM78OG8Z
    Media URN:
    VLVAEVXULC620T9YOF7AKJM78OG8Z
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1960
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:18:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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