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    Gordon Pirie's last amateur race. England V Russia athletics from White City.

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    Full title reads: "White City. Pirie Wins Last Race.

    London. England V Russia athletics match - Gordon Pirie's last amateur race.

    GV The White City Stadium at night. LV The start of the 100 metres pan with the runners as they come past camera with Dave Jones leading he breasts the tape to win. CU Jones on the right and the Russian V. Porokhorovskiy.

    LV as VN Brumel comes up to high jump 7ft. 3inch. he jumps and and clears it. SV Press photographers. LV as Brumel runs forward to try and set a new world record 7ft. 5inch. he jumps but his trailing leg catches the bar and knocks it down. CU Brumel.

    LV Elevated the start of the 100 metres relay they start pan as Jones for England, and the Russian go into the first bend. LV as they come up to the Changeover Jones hands over to LW Carter pan as they run past camera. CU Official. LV. as the last leg starts their run Alf Meakin for England is just behind the Russian but he catches him and passes him and breasts the tape. SV officials.

    LV Pan runners in the 5,000 metres run towards and past camera the two Russians, Yefinov and Naroditskiy leading from Gordon Pirie and John Snowden pan as they run past camera. LS pan going down the straight the Russian still leading. SV Officials. LV Pan the Final straight Pirie leading Snowden, coming in to win. CU Gordon Pirie as he smiles and waves to the cameramen.

    (Rota Lav.)

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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:42:35:00 / 01:44:09:00

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