• Short Summary

    George Simpson form Ohio wins the 100 yards sprint in record time.

  • Description

    Unknown location for this record, however could be the United States of America.

    Full titles read: "THE WORLD'S FASTEST HUMAN - George Simpson (Ohio) breaks 100 yards record in amazing 9 4/10 seconds."

    Stagg Field, Chicago, United States of America.

    L/S of eight athletes lined up at the start. A man fires the starter pistol and the race begins, George Simpson powers away to victory. Good C/U of Simpson.

    Note: Event took place Saturday 8 June 1929.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    792.34
    Media URN:
    35880
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    24/06/1929
    Sound:
    sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:29:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:58:49:00 / 01:59:18:00
    Canister:
    G 1618

Comments (5)

  1. jamied says

    The location for this event was Stagg Field, Chicago, United States. A newspaper report confirming this can be found here....

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1970&dat=19290607&id=ClQiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IqcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1453,6008527

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  2. jamied says

    I'll try that link again! Let's see if this is any better...

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1970&dat=19290607&id=ClQiAAAAIBAJ&sjid=IqcFAAAAIBAJ&pg=1453,6008527

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  3. jamied says

    OK, final attempt, you'll need to put all of this together in
    the URL bar......

    http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1970&dat=19290607&id=ClQiAAAAIB
    AJ&sjid=IqcFAAAAIB
    AJ&pg=1453,6008527

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  4. jamied says

    The date of the record-breaking run was Saturday 8 June 1929.

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  5. British Pathé says

    Thanks very much jamied. And thanks for persevering with the link!

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