After a gruelling 3,200-mile trek across American from San Francisco, Dr Barbara Moore - Britain's marathon walker - made a triumphant entry into New York, July 6.
GV Barbara Moore enroute to the Holland tunnel.
CU Barbara Moore standing out.
FULL CU.. Barbara Moore.
SV. PAN.. From signboard to Barbara Moore crossing highway.
GV Holland tunnel with traffic.
SCU PAN..Barbara Moore enters tunnel.
CU PAN..Ditto with police escort.
CU PAN..Through tunnel.
LV Crowd at New York end of tunnel.
GTV Barbara Moore and party out of tunnel.
TV Ditto, she waves to crowd.
LV Surrounded by pressmen.
GV Massed crowds around Barbara Moore as she takes coffee.
CU Barbara Moore drinking.
LV Barbara Moore back on the road.
GV Crossing Times Square.
GV Crowd around Barbara Moore as she arrives at the U.S. Navy Recruiting office.
TV Barbara Moore is hoisted shoulder high and waves to mass crowds
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Background: After a gruelling 3,200-mile trek across American from San Francisco, Dr Barbara Moore - Britain's marathon walker - made a triumphant entry into New York, July 6. As the city's Mayor Wagner was waiting to greet her, she was forced by police to take a 6-mile car ride through the Holland tunnel, linking New Jersey to New York. Dr. Moore, entering the tunnel, protested that this route was not part of her schedule and she would "walk off" the six miles the next day in Central Park.
Thousands of cheering New Yorkers gave her a great welcome as she emerged and marched through the streets - sometimes outpacing her police escort. For the last mile, Dr Moore, and accompanying press cars, forced their way unescorted through jostling crowds. Many were short-winded in their attempts to keep up with her.
The official ending to the walk in the middle of Times Square was a confusion of cameramen, reporters, police and spectators. Barbara Moore did not seem to care about this as she was hoisted shoulder high. All she could think of was hotel and bed - "I could sleep for ever".