• Short Summary

    In California, John Landy, World's Mile Record holder, is beaten by Jim Bailey.

  • Description

    Los Angeles, California, United States of America (USA).

    LV. John Landy, World's Mile Record holder, walking along track preparing for his run at the Coliseum Stadium, Los Angeles (title super over). GV. Massed crowd.

    SCU. Start of race, Landy coming up to the line - on Landy's right is Jim Bailey. MS. Starter. LV. Ron Delaney leading, Bailey lying fourth and Landy start to take up the leadership. GV. Massed crowd. LV. Landy about two yards ahead of Bailey and Bailey is coming up fast on the outside. Bailey gets level with Landy as they race for the home straight - last bend, Bailey is slight in front of Landy. Camera pans with them towards finish and it is a rare old battle with Landy about a foot behind. Bailey breaks the tape with Landy about a yard behind, pan with Bailey jigging along after race.

    GV. Massed crowd. SCU. Landy and Bailey posing for photographs.

    (F.G.) (Orig "J") (Title Scene "C")

    Cuts exist - please see other paperwork.

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    Film ID:
    Media URN:
    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:20:06:00 / 01:21:36:00

Comments (1)

  1. jamied says

    The event took place on 5th May 1956.

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