• Short Summary

    Exclusive interview with athlete of the year - Gordon Pirie

  • Description

    Croydon & Coulsdon.

    CU Gordon Pirie for super title. Back view, Gordon Pirie walking to work. SCU pan, Pirie entering bank. SV Lloyds bank. SV Mr Frayling. the bank manager, seated at his desk. Pirie enters with a ledger. CU the two men examining ledger. SCU & CU Pirie and manager. SCU some of Pirie's trophies, at his home. SV Gordon Pirie at home opening his mail. CU letter from his German coach. CU & SCU Pirie reading letter. CU Pirie's German coach, Waldemar Gerschler, watching Pirie running during his recent visit to Germany. CU pan, Pirie's legs, showing long stride as he runs, & LV. CU pan, German coach watching. SV Pirie laying on couch. SCU technicians, preparing apparatus which will measure Pirie's heart beats and pulse. CU contacts being placed on Pirie's wrists. CU Pirie on couch. LV Pirie leaving his home for his usual nightly training run. SV Pirie towards. SV Pirie walking up to mike for interview (night shots). CU Pirie (lead-in for voice). SCU Pirie saying (natural sound): "If everything were a hundred per cent, I think I could run a 4 minute mile". CU John Parsons asking: "Do you think you will have a chance soon to race against Zatopek?" Pirie replies: "...probably next August, in the European Championships, in five and ten thousand metres." John Parsons: "You think you'll beat him?". Pirie: "Zatopek's running better than he's ever run... and I've got a long way to go before equalling his performance." LV pan, Zatopek winning and beating record in the 5 km race. He speeds up even more, and passes post. SV and LV. Pan Gordon Pirie doing his nightly training run, people watching.

    (Orig.Neg. & Lav.) (Orig.H. & I.) (Speech Track L.) (Title scene M.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    128.05
    Media URN:
    28989
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    16/11/1953
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:12:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:05:05:00 / 01:07:17:00
    Canister:
    53/88

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