• Short Summary

    Great athletics at White City - 2 mile record smashed and 3 men run a mile in under 4 minutes.

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    White City, London.

    SV. Crowd watching racing at White City. CU. Starter with gun. He fires it to start the one mile international race. SV. Towards, runners as they get away from their mark. Pan with them to first bend. GV. Pan, field strung out. No 6, Gordon, Great Britain, first. Second Chris Chataway, Great Britain, third No 9, Tabori from Hungary. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Pan, Number 6, Gordon, still in front but No 7, Brian Hewson passing Chris Chataway. Pan with Chataway. Very tight race. SV. Towards, Gordon first, Hewson second Chataway third, Tabori fourth. Pan with runners as they pass camera. SV. Crowds watching. SV. Pan, only three runners left in race: Hewson first, Chataway second, Tabori third. Tabori puts on a terrific sprint and passes Chataway, is abreast of leader Hewson, passes him and increases his lead. Chataway and Hewson are neck and neck. SV. Towards, tape in foreground. Tabori breaks it, we pan with him, Chataway and Hewson run through for second and third place. SV. Crowds cheering and clapping. SCU. Chataway congratulating Tabori. SV. Start of two mile international. They're off, we pan with them to first bend. SV. Towards, No 14 Tabori is leading, No 5 Iharos, his Hungarian colleague second, No 13 Suddaby third, No 15, fourth and No 16, Ken Wood, fifth, followed by rest of field. SCU. Pan, Tabori in front pacemaking. He is followed by Iharos, followed by Barratt. SV. Crowd watching (Tabori has now dropped out of race). SV. Towards, over tape, Iharos comes in to win, followed by Wood. SCU. Crowds cheering and clapping. SCU. Winner Iharos congratulating Tabori (who won the one mile race at Saturday's meeting).

    (Lav.) (Orig.A.)

    HEWSON, BRIAN

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    529.04
    Media URN:
    30817
    Group:
    Pathe newsreels
    Archive:
    British Pathé
    Issue Date:
    02/06/1955
    Sound:
    Sound
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:58:00
    Time in/Out:
    01:02:45:00 / 01:04:43:00
    Canister:
    55/44

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