A film portrait of Michel Jazy showing him winning races and in training.
Unissued / unused material - dates and locations may be unclear / unknown.
French newsreel item. Title reads: Jazy!
MS and LS Flashback to show French athlete Michel Jazy winning two of his great track races in the past. (3 shots). MS Slow motion, showing Michel Jazy training with another man. CU and MS Jazy lying on his back doing leg exercises on a playing field watched by small group of children. Various shots, Michel Jazy winning another race by a great distance. CU Animated map of France showing the places and dates of Jazy races in early June 1965, showing that he has run, 2.866 Km in 11 days. Various shots, a floodlit race, Jazy winning again but this time a colleague seems concerned for him after the race. MS Jazy talks to camera. (Mute). Various shots, Jazy taking part in and winning for France a 4x1500 m. relay race on 25/06/1965. MS The winning French relay team of Gerard Vervoort, Claude Nicolas, Michel Jazy and Jean Wadoux on the winner's podium. MS Jazy and others in training running through woodland. Good MS Slow motion shot of Jazy running. Various shots, Jazy runs towards camera, trainer with stopwatch times him.
Various shots, Jazy lying on a hospital bed whilst doctors check his heart, respiration and neurological tests are done. High shot, Jazy lying with belt over his heart, wired up to a machine. CU Doctors. CU Jazy's foot moving in reaction to tests on his nervous system.
MS Jazy entering his place of employment. Various shots, Jazy in his office. MS Jazy presenting a trophy to a young athlete. Various shots, Jazy being mobbed and signing autographs for his young fans. CU Boy chanting "Jazy! Jazy!" (Mute).
Various shots, Jazy racing to win and he takes the world record also - in this race and running behind Jazy is Australian Ron Clarke. MS Jazy hugging a blonde woman, probably his wife. CU Jazy.
Note: Date on original record: 29/06/1965. Alternative spellings: Clarke / Clark.