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.
Farrow, Johnson Locke UV before race
Bjorn Nilsen Norway wins 100 m dash at 104 sale
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Andrew BOYSEN, NORWAYS OLYMPIC SILVER MEDAL serves & camera shy before race
800 meters before start left to right: Andersen Norway, BOYSEN, NORWAY, POLAND, MOENS JOHNSON, COURTNEY
800 METER START: BOYSEN TAKES LEAD, leads field to 600 meters then passed by Courtney winning up, then by Moens then by Johnson
Running up to Courtney overtake racing past finish and followed by Courtney
Courtney and Johnson
Happy & smiling Moens explained best tough & [illegible] the word
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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.