• Short Summary

    Herb Elliott confirmed himself as one of the world's great middle-distance runners by winning the Compton Invitation Mile in Los Angeles in under four minutes, leaving Irish star, Ron Delany, nearly 20 second behind at the post.

  • Description

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    T.V.Pan. Start of race, coloured runner leads.


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    S.V. Crowd.


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    L.V.Pan Still 1st lap- Elliot and Delaney 3rd and 4th.


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    S.V. Crowd.


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    T.V.Pan Coloured runner loses lead after one lap, Elliot and Delaney move up to 2nd and 3rd position.


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    S.V. Crowd.


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    T.V.Pan Elliott and Delaney still 2nd and 3rd at the start of 3rd lap.


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    L.V. Crowd.


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    T.V.Pan End of 3rd lap, start of last, positions now Elliot 1st, Tabori 2nd, and Delaney 3rd.


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    S.V. Crowd.


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    L.V.Pan Elliott and Tabori out on their own.


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    S.V. Crowd.


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    T.V.Pan Elliot wins easily from Tabori.


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    S.C.U. Judges working out times.


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    S.V. Elliot.


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    C.U. Elliot.


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    L.V. Crowd.


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    S.V. Elliot with trophy.




    Initials V.L. M.R./P.B.



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: Herb Elliott confirmed himself as one of the world's great middle-distance runners by winning the Compton Invitation Mile in Los Angeles in under four minutes, leaving Irish star, Ron Delany, nearly 20 second behind at the post. Elliott finished strongly in a time of 3 mins. 58.1 seconds and gave Delany his first defeat of the season.

    American R. Shankland led the race until halfway through the third lap, when Elliott surged into the front, followed by Delany. Soon the Irish runner dropped back and was passed by Hungarian L. Tabori, who finished second in 4 mins. 0.5 secs. Delany was placed third, struggling home in 4 mins. 10 secs.

    Elliott's time is only 0.1 secs. behind Landy's ratified world record of 1954. The 3 mins. 57.2 secs. White City run by Derek Ibbotson in 1957 still awaits official ratification.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA3EGTO6N9V28JVWICZ1RDG1NJ7
    Media URN:
    VLVA3EGTO6N9V28JVWICZ1RDG1NJ7
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1958
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:49:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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