• Short Summary

    Kenyan Ben Jipcho narrowly missed a world record in a tight finish to the 5,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday (29 January).

  • Description

    1.
    SV Kipkurgat leading 200 metres form end of 800 metres
    0.06

    2.
    GV Two Kenyans lead filed in last lap (2 shots)
    0.16

    3.
    GV Kipkurgat wins, but Walker comes through to take third place
    0.35

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    CU Kipkurgat
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    5.
    GV Line up at 200 metre final start
    0.51

    6.
    GV Quarrie wins race, New Zealander comes through to take third (2 shots)
    1.12

    7.
    CU Quarrie being congratulated
    1.17

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    GV Foster leads Jipcho over last 200 metres of 5,000 metres
    1.22

    9.
    SV Jipcho closing on Foster
    1.52

    10.
    GV Jipcho overtakes Foster to win
    1.36

    11.
    CU Jipcho
    1.52

    12.
    GV David Black finishes third
    2.02

    13.
    GV Jipcho waves to crowd
    2.08

    14.
    GV Ugfandan boxer knocks down Lawless (2 shots)
    2.26

    15.
    GV Referee allowes Lawless ot continue
    2.37

    16.
    SV Ugandan boxer knocks Lawless down and he is counted out (3 shots)
    2.58



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    Background: Kenyan Ben Jipcho narrowly missed a world record in a tight finish to the 5,000 metres race at the Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand on Tuesday (29 January).

    Englishman Bredan Foster led until ten yards from the end but Jipcho, who was always at Foster's shoulder, edged past to win his second gold medal.

    In the 800 metres final the field never caught Kenyans John Kipkurgat and Mike boit. Kipkurgat's winning time was only 0.6 seconds outside the world record. Boit took the silver medal, but the home crowd were particularly thrilled when New Zealander John Walker came through to beat Tanzania' Filbert Bayi to the Bronze.

    Jamaican Don Quarrie, the world 200 metres record holder, id not have to repeat his world record performance over this distance to win the 200 metres final. His time of 20.7 seconds gave his a clear victory over Ghana's George Daniels - and once more an New Zealander came back to take third place. Bov Smith overtook Australia's Graham Haskell in the last second.

    Ugandan John Byaruhanga had the most spectacular win of the day in the boxing hall. His fierce punching knocked out Scotland's John Lawless in the Flyweight Division.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAUK04OTWNFPGPV84G2BQVM5XF
    Media URN:
    VLVAUK04OTWNFPGPV84G2BQVM5XF
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    28/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:02:58:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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