• Short Summary

    Gordon Pirie achieves his ambition of beating Emil Zatopek in 10,000 metres race.

  • Description

    White City Stadium, London.

    Athletic battle between London and Prague in progress. Highlight of the competition - battle between Gordon Pirie and world's greatest runner, Czechoslovakia's Emil Zatopek. GV. The White City stadium at night with the arc lamps following Emil Zatopek, in the lead, Gordon Pirie, Ken Norris and Santrucek running round track in 10,000 metres race. SV. Pan, the four runners running in the same order. CU. Zatopek, Pirie and the other two running past camera. LV. Pan, Pirie now slightly in the lead trying to overtake Zatopek but Zatopek refuses to give in and gains a slight lead on Pirie - Norris running close behind. CU. Pan, Pirie and Zatopek running neck and neck - Zatopek runs slightly into the lead again but is closely followed by Pirie. CU. Pan, Pirie and Zatopek running neck and neck. LV. Pan, Pirie now in the lead followed by Norris and Zatopek running third. CU. Pan, Pirie running at speed to the finishing line straight after his burst from Zatopek. LV. Pan, Pirie running at speed to the finishing line which he passes. SCU. Norris, Zatopek and Pirie, together.

    (Lav.) (Orig.B.)

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    547.26
    Media URN:
    31170
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathe
    Issue Date:
    17/10/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:26:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:35:35:00 / 01:37:01:00
    Canister:
    55/83

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