• Short Summary

    The world's greatest 800 metre runners - Moens (Belgium), Courtney (United States), and Johnson (Great Britain) - clashed in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, July 31 - and the result was true to the form-book.

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    1.
    Farrow, Johnson Locke UV before race


    2.
    Bjorn Nilsen Norway wins 100 m dash at 104 sale


    3.
    " " Moens before U.S. & [illegible] quarters


    4.
    Andrew BOYSEN, NORWAYS OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL serves & camera shy before race


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    800 meters before start left to right: Andersen Norway, BOYSEN, NORWAY, POLAND, MOENS JOHNSON, COURTNEY


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    800 METER START: BOYSEN TAKES LEAD, leads field to 600 meters then passed by Courtney winning up, then by Moens then by Johnson


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    Running up to Courtney overtake racing past finish and followed by Courtney


    8.
    Courtney and Johnson


    9.
    Happy & smiling Moens explained best tough & [illegible] the word




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    SPORT: MARATHON

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: The world's greatest 800 metre runners - Moens (Belgium), Courtney (United States), and Johnson (Great Britain) - clashed in Oslo, Norway, on Thursday, July 31 - and the result was true to the form-book.

    The main battle was between Roger Moens - world-record hold over the distance - and Tom Courtney, Olympic 800 metre champion.

    Johnson, who ran second to Courtney in the Olympic final, kept in third place throughout the race and finished in 1min 46.9 seconds - the fastest time ever recorded by a British runner over the distance.

    Moens, who overtook Courtney in the last few yards, was only three-tenths of a second outside his own world record of 1min 45.7 secs which he set on the Oslo track two years ago.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA1S2CCNTBIB63H8ZKQC2WROK9P
    Media URN:
    VLVA1S2CCNTBIB63H8ZKQC2WROK9P
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/07/1957
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    MXF
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:20:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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