• Short Summary

    Athletes from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Somalia, Ethiopia, Zanzibar and the Sudan turned in some top performances at the two day East and Central African Athletic Championships held in Mombasa on Friday and Saturday (5-6 September).

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    1.
    GVs and MVs start, cutaways crowd, race in progress and finish of men's 800 metre race, won by Omwansa of Kenya, second Bayi of Tanzania and third Kipkurgat of Kenya. (3 shots)
    0.46

    2.
    CU competitors at start of 10,000 metre men's race
    0.54

    3.
    CU starter firing starting gun.
    0.58

    4.
    GV start of race and race in progress (4 shots)
    1.15

    5.
    LV Yiftar of Ethiopia making break for lead; crowd watching (2 shots)
    1.34

    6.
    GV Yiftar coming home to win, followed by Misyoki of Kenya and Mustafa of Uganda
    1.49



    Initials MV/2330-1930/2350


    SPORT: ATHLETICS

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    Background: Athletes from Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Malawi, Somalia, Ethiopia, Zanzibar and the Sudan turned in some top performances at the two day East and Central African Athletic Championships held in Mombasa on Friday and Saturday (5-6 September).

    Bronze medallist for the 10,000 metre event at the Munich Olympics, Miraz Yiftar of Ethiopia, thrilled the large crowd at the Municipal stadium on Saturday by winning the race in twenty-nine minutes four point three seconds, the best time ever recorded on African soil. Yiftar is now considered a gold medal prospect for next year's Montreal Olympics.

    In Saturday's eight hundred metre final, Kenyan Daniel Omwansa beat Tanzania's Gilbert Bayi with fellow Kenyan Sammy Kipkurgat coming in third. With their performances all three reached the qualifying standard set down for the event at next year's Olympics.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA61DKK75X8XC0PX95Z30TLN7C1
    Media URN:
    VLVA61DKK75X8XC0PX95Z30TLN7C1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    06/09/1975
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:49:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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