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    East German Champion Richtzenhain wins 1500 m at Daily Express meeting, White City.

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    White City Stadium, London.

    Daily Express athletic meeting at White City Stadium, in progress. LV. Pan, the girls kneeling ready for the start of the women's 100 metres race. They raise themselves up on their haunches. They start running. Ann Pashley takes up the lead, closely followed by June Paul. A very close finish but Ann Pashley breaks the tape just in front of June Paul. Third was Ms Van Duyne-Brouwer of Holland. SCU. Ann Pashley and June Paul No's 4 and 5 respectively. LV. Pan, night has fallen. The final lap of the 5,000 metres race in progress. Three runners going towards the third bend. No 15, Gunter Havenstein from East Germany, leading, closely followed by Frank Sando and behind him is Perkins. They reach the fourth bend and turn into the straight. Havenstein is about a yard or so in front of Sando but Sando puts on a tremendous burst, draws level and beats Havenstein on the tapes. SCU. Havenstein and Sando shaking hands. 1st Sando, 2nd Havenstein, 3rd Perkins. LV. Towards and pan, the 1500 metres race in progress. Runners coming round the bend. Leading is No 10, Klaus Richtzenhain from East Germany, second is No 2, Chris Chataway, closely followed by No 4, Gordon Pirie, and No 7. They are going into the final lap. SV. Crowd watching. LV. Going down the back straight Richtzenhain is leading followed by Chataway and Pirie starts to come through from fourth place. He passes Chataway and goes after the German with about a two yard gap. SV. Crowd watching. LV. Pan, the German and Pirie have passed the third bend and are going into the fourth. Pirie has drawn level. They reach the fourth bend. The German seems to have the edge slightly as they go into the straight, and he starts to leave Pirie behind. The German breaks the tapes about three yards in front of Pirie. SCU. Pirie and Richtzenhain shaking hands. 1st - Richtzenhain - 2nd Pirie - 3rd Chataway.

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    British Pathé
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    01:38:52:00 / 01:40:28:00

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