Runners from countries in Europe and North Africa took part in the third international cross-country run at Algiers on Saturday (8 January).
GV Athletes in track suits towards start of senior event
GV Start of senior race
SV Television camera
GV Runners around marker and away
SV ZOOM IN TO Spectators.
SV Scholz (East Germany) crosses line
GV Busch (E. Germany) crosses line
CU Winner, and second runner congratulate one another
SV First and second congratulated by Tunisian runner Hanachi (3rd)
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Background: Runners from countries in Europe and North Africa took part in the third international cross-country run at Algiers on Saturday (8 January).
There were four races on the programme--each for a different grade. Most interest was in the 9,000-metre race for senior runners.
Finishing first and second in the race were two East Germans, Wilfreid Scholz and Jurgen Busch.
A Tunisian athlete, Cherif Hanachi was third.
SYNOPSIS: Competitors assembled in Algiers on Saturday for the major event in a day of athletics at the Algiers Hippodrome. The event is the nine-thousand metre cross-country race for senior runners. It was the climax of a day on which three other cross-country events had been run, one for girls and two for junior men. The senior race was a truly international event--with runners from countries in Europe and North Africa taking part.
First across the line--Wilfreid Scholz of East Germany.
He was followed in by fellow-countryman Jurgen Busch.
The race was a triumph for the East Germans who were warmly applauded by the large crowd.
The third place-getter was Cherif Hanachi of Tunisia, who added his congratulations to the East Germans.