Strange end to the Dutch "Eleven Towns" 124 mile skating race.
Leeuwarden, Friesland, Holland, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany & England.
LV. Night. Skaters running along to get their skates put on (title super over). GV. They sit down and start to put on their skates. SCU. Skaters sitting down putting on skates. SCU. Crowd. LV. Skaters just starting 'Eleven Towns' - 124 mile race. Heavy snow falling. LV. Skaters up and past camera. LV. Day, skaters coming towards and past camera. SCU. Spectators, panning to skaters, coming up to section that is laid with straw. SCU. Skaters walking over straw, camera panning with them. SCU. Skaters just coming off the straw patch continuing away from camera. Race, eight skaters. SCU. Young boys watching, one pointing. LV. Skaters going along - only six can be seen. SCU. Skaters - five seen. LV. Crowd. GV. Skaters just coming in to checking point. CU. Skater at checking point. Having grease wiped on his face. On his hat is the word "Bianchi". SCU. Skaters just setting off again from checking point. Their numbers are 280 and 262. LV. No 280, Van Den Berg who won the last race held in 1954, skating towards and past camera. TV. Line of spectators. The skaters going down the middle. Numbers 262 and 298 among them. LV. Rows of spectators (2 shots). LV. Five skaters just coming into finish - waving hands and skating under finishing tapes.
(Lav. & Orig.Neg.) (Holland - Orig.C.) (Bavaria - Orig.B.) (England - Title G.)
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