• Short Summary

    Dramatic footage of John Landy in the mile race, stopping to pick up a fallen rival and going on to overtake the other contenders and win to rapturous applause. Also Hogan winning 100 yards.

  • Description

    Unused / unissued material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.

    Australian newsreel item, title reads: "Landy Assists Fallen Opponent - Still Wins Mile!"

    Melbourne, Australia

    LS High shot, 100 yards won by Australian athlete, Hector Hogan. LS Crowds in stadium. MS Hogan after winning the race walking off the track. LS Various shots of the mile race in which John Landy stops to pick up fallen opponent, Ron Clarke, and restarts to make up lost ground, overtake his competitors and win easily to rapturous applause. (Incident of the fall is shown by a still "courtesy of the Melbourne Sun"). MS Landy talking to the injured Clarke after the race.

    Note: "Date received" on original paperwork reads: 21/03/1956. British commentary.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    2540.28
    Media URN:
    68355
    Group:
    Unissued unused
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:49:06:00 / 01:51:09:00
    Canister:
    UN 2826 J

Comments (2)

  1. jamied says

    "Hogan" is Hector Hogan.

    "Clarke" is Ron Clarke.

    The incident occurred on 10 March 1956.

  2. British Pathé says

    Thanks jamied - I'm sure researchers will find that useful.

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