• Short Summary

    Ron Clarke breaks 13 minute barrier in 3 mile race at A.A.A. Championships as White City.

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    Item title reads - 13 minute barrier broken.

    A.A.A. (Amateur Athletics Association) Championships at White City, London.

    M/S White City. M/S runners on the blocks for the start of the 100 yards final. The gun goes and black runner Figuerola goes immediately into lead and breaks the tape to win. M/S Figuerola. M/S runners at the start of the Mile, the gun goes. M/S crowd. M/S runners going past camera being led by Robert Day with Alan Simpson in second place. M/S runners going past camera, Jackson takes up the running. M/S judges. L/S runners going down back straight. M/S as they come round the final bend. Simpson is in lead with Wilkinson in second place which he loses to Green. No one can catch Simpson and he breaks tape, Greene is second and Wilkinson third. M/S Alan Simpson.

    M/S start of the Three Miles, gun goes. M/S crowd. M/S runners going past camera with Gene Lindgren leading Ron Clarke and Mike Wiggs. M/S runners' feet. M/S Clarke having taken the lead from Lindgren. Various shots as they race and crowd applauds. M/S as Clarke comes home alone and breaks tape. M/S as Lindgren does lap of honour with him.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:26:59:00 / 01:29:13:00

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