• Short Summary

    THE FIFTH "CROSS DES CAPITALES" CROSS-COUNTRY RUN, WAS HELD IN TUNISIA ON SATURDAY. THE WINNER?

  • Description

    THE FIFTH "CROSS DES CAPITALES" CROSS-COUNTRY RUN, WAS HELD IN TUNISIA ON SATURDAY. THE WINNER WAS ALAN BLINSTON OF LONDON, WHO BEAT MOHAMED GAMOUDI OF TUNIS IN A CLOSE RACE. THE TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP WAS WON BY THE TUNISIAN TEAM.

    MOHAMED GAMOUDI, A GOLD AND BRONZE OLYMPIC MEDALLIST, HAS WON THIS RACE FOUR TIMES IN THE PAST, AND WAS THE FAVOURITE TO WIN THIS ONE. PRIOR TO THE RACE HE STATED THAT HE FEARED THE LONDON TEAM, PARTICULARLY TIM JOHNSTON AND ROY FOWLER. ALAN BLINSTON'S VICTORY WAS QUITE A SURPRISE.

    THE RACE WAS BETWEEN THIRTEEN FOUR-MAN TEAMS FROM 9 DIFFERENT CAPITAL CITIES - ALGERIA, DUBLIN, GLASGOW, LONDON, LUXEMBOURG, MADRID, PRAGUE, RABAT AND TUNIS (THE LATTER HAVING FIVE TEAMS COMPETING.)
    TWO THOUSAND SPECTATORS WATCHED THE RACE WHICH WAS RUN OVER EIGHT KILOMETRES OF THE KASSAR-SAID HIPPODROME.

    THE FINAL RESULTS WERE: 1) ALAN BLINSTON (LONDON); 2) MOHAMED GAMOUDI (TUNIS); 3) ZADDEM ABDELKADER (TUNIS).

    TEAM RESULTS: 1) TUNIS; 2) LONDON; 3) GLASGOW.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEWSO92Q03GLG93VHM872OAUQ8
    Media URN:
    VLVAEWSO92Q03GLG93VHM872OAUQ8
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/02/1969
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:47:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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