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    VISNEWS filmed the exciting forty-sixth annual international cross-country championships at Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 21. England?

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    1.
    GV Spectators at start of race.
    3 ft

    2.
    LV French competitors.
    5 ft

    3.
    LV English competitors.
    8.5 ft

    4.
    LV Anther group of competitors.
    10.5 ft

    5.
    CU French team walk past camera.
    12 ft

    6.
    SV Highlander with bag-pipes leading competitors.
    14.5 ft

    7.
    LV Competitors lined up for start of race.
    17 ft

    8.
    GV Spectators.
    19 ft

    9.
    LV PAN Start of race, competitors past camera.
    25 ft

    10.
    SV Race in progress.
    28 ft

    11.
    TOP V Competitors through wood.
    30 ft

    12.
    REAR V Race in progress.
    28 ft

    13.
    LV Spectators t first turn (ditch).
    33 ft

    14.
    SV PAN The leaders over ditch.
    37 ft

    15.
    TOP V Competitors at end of second turn.
    48 ft

    16.
    SV Competitors past camera.
    46 ft

    17.
    TOP V Competitors at end of second turn.
    48 ft

    18.
    SV PAN Norris past camera.
    51 ft

    19.
    LV Norris leading competitors down slope.
    53.5 ft

    20.
    LV TOWARDS Sando and Bediaf (France) down slope and past camera.
    59 ft

    21.
    CU Judge.
    61 ft

    22.
    LV PAN Norris leading on fifth turn.
    66 ft

    23.
    LV PAN Leading competitors on fifth turn.
    72 ft

    24.
    LV Norris leading through wood.
    75 ft

    25.
    LV PAN From Norris to Bediaf and Sando.
    79 ft

    26.
    LV Competitors who has fallen out of race.
    82 ft

    27.
    GV Spectators at finishing point.
    84 ft

    28.
    SV PAN Norris on last lap of race followed by Bediaf and Sando.
    91 ft

    29.
    SV Norris and Sando run in together at end of race.
    93 ft

    30.
    CU Norris.
    94.5 ft

    31.
    CU The winning competitors.
    96 ft



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    SPORT: ATHLETICS

    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: VISNEWS filmed the exciting forty-sixth annual international cross-country championships at Lisbon, Portugal, Mar 21. England retained both team and individual titles scoring 40 points, and with their six best scorers in the first fifteen positions, the defending championships were easy winners from France (72 points), with Belgium (100 points) third.

    Frank Norris, 37 year old England Champion from Bolton, Lanes. led from the start, inspiring his team mates with a run-way 50 yards victory over team mate Sando in 42 min. 44.8 secs.

    Nine countries, Belgium, England, France, Ireland, Morocco, Portugal, Scotland, Spain ad Wales, were represented in the gruelling nine-mile test of stamina. The course - one small starting lap around the National Stadium and seen full laps between Lisbon and the nearby resort of Estoril, - mainly rough riding paths. Only obstacles were three moderate sized ditches and a 20-yard patch of thick mud.

    Alain Mimoun, the 38 year old French Champion, fell heavily during the third lap. Although he recovered his equilibrium, his form suffered and it was left to compatriot F. Bediaf to redeem national honour by filling third place.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7HWJVT65PI9WMJSD7DVJBW5P1
    Media URN:
    VLVA7HWJVT65PI9WMJSD7DVJBW5P1
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    23/03/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:02:34:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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