After leading for most of the race, British inter-countries Cross Country Champion Basil Heatley finished fourth at the annual Saint-Sebastian, Spain, International Cross Country race Jan 25.
LV Runners limber up before start of race
LV Competitors on line.
LV Start of race.
LV Competitors led by (No. 12) Heatley (No. 21.) Amoros and (No 8) Mimoun.
LV Heatley No 12. leads over water jump followed by Mimoun No 8 and Ameur No 9.
LV Race in progress.
SV Heatley, Mimoun and Ameur past camera
LV Competitor past stand.
SV Roelents No 3 leading.
LV Pan Heatley No 12 leads Amoros No 12 Mimoun No 8.
SV Spectators at finish
LV Pan Mimoun No 8 winning followed by No 9 second.
SCU Mimoun kisses Ameur
CU Mimoun with cup
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Background: After leading for most of the race, British inter-countries Cross Country Champion Basil Heatley finished fourth at the annual Saint-Sebastian, Spain, International Cross Country race Jan 25. VISNEWS filmed the tussle between Heatley and the eventual winner 38 year old Alain Mimoun of France, at the 400 metre mark. Having spent all his energy in the spirit Heatley was passed by Hamoud Ameur (France) who finished second and A. Amoros (Spain) third.
Mimoun, France's aged Olympic Marathon gold medallist, won the 7 1/2 mile event in 38 minutes 38.4-5 secs. 12.1 secs separated the first four competitors. A very good result for such a punishing course.