Footage of the sprinter McDonald Bailey, London.
Mcdonald Bailey. White City Stadium, London.
C/U and M/S Fixing the hare to the trap at White City Stadium. M/S Man's face. M/S As the man fixes the hare, MacDonald Bailey (World 100 metre sprint Champion) walks into picture carrying his starting blocks. M/S Placing the blocks on the ground and adjusting them. C/U Pushing the pin down to hold the blocks firmly in the ground. L/S Bailey begins to remove his jacket. M/S Taking the jacket off. M/S Bailey removes his trousers, under which are his running shorts. M/S Bailey walks to his starting block. C/U Placing his feet in the blocks.
M/S Man in control box, standing by to start the hare, he reaches down the starting lever. C/U Hare beginning to move off. M/S Bailey moves up into the starting position, and the hare rushes past him. He starts off. M/S Bailey running round track after the hare. C/U Man holding stop watch. L/S Bailey running round track towards camera. M/S He ceases his run, turns round and runs back to the man with the stop watch.
M/S and C/U Bailey checks the time with timekeeper, he signals the man in the box to go round again. M/S Man in control box gives the thumbs up. C/U His hands moving the lever forward. M/S (Low angle, hare rushing past camera. L/S Bailey starts off chasing hare. M/S (Slow motion) pan with Bailey as he runs behind hare.
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