• Short Summary

    OUT FOR NEW TITLES IN THE COMING YEAR IS KENYA'S POUNDING POLICEMAN, KIPCHOGA KEINO, HOLDER OF THE WORLD RECORD FOR 3,000 METRES.

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    KEINO IN TRAINING AND AT WORK AS PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR.




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    Background: OUT FOR NEW TITLES IN THE COMING YEAR IS KENYA'S POUNDING POLICEMAN, KIPCHOGA KEINO, HOLDER OF THE WORLD RECORD FOR 3,000 METRES.

    KEINO, WHO COMES FROM KAGANJO ON THE LOWER SLOPES OF MOUNT KENYA, HAS TOPPED THE NATIONAL SPORTING BILL FOR THE SECOND YEAR RUNNING WITH TREMENDOUS RUNS IN KENYA AND ABROAD.

    HIS GREATEST TRIUMPH CAME AT THE COMMONWEALTH GAMES IN KINGSTON, JAMAICA, IN AUGUST. THE GALLOPING KENYAN ACE CREATED GAMES HISTORY BY COMPLETING A UNIQUE DOUBLE BY WINNING THE MILE AND THREE MILES EVENTS. HE WON THE THREE MILES IN FACE OF TOUGH OPPOSITION FROM RON CLARKE OF AUSTRALIAN AND THEN WENT ON TO AN EASY WIN THE MILE.

    HE WON THE THREE MILES IN THE NEW GAMES RECORD OF 12 MINS 57.4 SECS.. THIS TIME WAS JUST OUTSIDE THE WORLD MARK HELD BY CLARKE BY SEVEN-TENTHS OF A SECOND AND IT WAS THE THIRD FASTEST TIME FOR THE DISTANCE EVER RECORDED.

    KEINO WON THE MILE IN A NEW GAMES TIME OF 3 MINS. 55.3 SECS. IN WINNING THE MILE, HE SMASHED ROGER BANNISTER'S LONG-STANDING RECORD BY 1.4 SECS., BANNISTER SET THE RECORD IN VANCOUVER 12 YEARS AGO.

    OFF THE TRACK, KEINO IS A PHYSICAL TRAINING INSTRUCTOR AT THE POLICE TRAINING COLLEGE AT KAGANJO. HIS COLLEAGUE AT THE COL??? IS ANOTHER OLYMPIC STAR, PETER FRANCIS, WHOSE DISTANCE IS 880 YARDS.

    KEINO'S FASTEST TIME FOR THE MILE WAS PERFORMED IN LONDON WHEN HE RAN THE DISTANCE IN 3 MINS.53.4 SECS. AND THIS MARK STILL STANDS AS THE SECONDS FASTEST TIME IN THE WORLD, AFTER THE RACE KEINO SAID: "IF YOU GO AFTER A RECORD IN A RACE YOU NEVER GET IT. ALL THIS YEAR I HAVE BEEN RUNNING WITH A MIND OF IMPROVING THE MILE RECORD AND I FEEL THIS IS THE REASON I HAVE FAILED TO GET IT. BUT I WILL TRY AGAIN NEXT YEAR."
    HE HAS BEEN INVITED TO RUN IN THE UNITED STATES THIS MONTH AND ATTEMPT TO BREAK THE WORLD MILE RECORD.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAD269PFJKIXV7YY2OYQSWS5U73
    Media URN:
    VLVAD269PFJKIXV7YY2OYQSWS5U73
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    01/01/1966
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:00:56:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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