Footage of athlete Herb Elliot winning the 1500 metres race in Rome.
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Herb Elliott's Fantastic Race. Rome.
Aerial view the Olympic sports stadium in Rome. L/S Massed crowds in the stadium. L/S Athletes lined up for the start of the 1500 metres. L/S of the runners going away from camera. Runners coming round the first bend. L/S Crowd L/S Pan runners coming round the bend. Angle shot as they run past camera. L/S Pan as they go into a bend Elliot lying second up pulls with the leader and just goes into the lead. L/S Elliot leading the pack as they come up to the bell pan with the leader Herb Elliot. L/S Runner coming towards camera at the bell.
L/S Crowd. L/S Elliot coming into the Home strait with a good lead on second man L/S As Elliot crosses the line Jazy of France second and Rossavolgyi of Hungary third. L/S Herb Elliot walking on the track. L/S Results board. L/S The Australian flag being hoisted to the top of the mast. C/U Herb Elliot legs as he stands on the winning dais pan up as his gold medal is put over his head and he shakes hands with the President of the Games. L/S Crowd applauding. L/S The first second and third men standing on the Rostrum.
Cataloguer's note: The newsreel item is on the Olympic Reels which are not yet transferred.