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  • Short Summary

    1968 Mexico City Olympics, Kenya and USA battle for athletics gold

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    Tracking shot of start of men's 1,500 metres final, and various shots of lead runners, including Kenya's Kip Keino. Close up Keino pulling away, and USA's Jim Ryun and Germany's Bodo Tummler battling it out for second place. Zoom to close up of Keino crossing the line to take gold, then athletes lying on grass with medical staff standing by. Close up Keino and Kenya's Ben Jipcho running round track together, then Keino, Ryun and Tummler on podium during medal ceremony.
    Start of men's 4 x 400 metres relay final, and pan from scoreboard showing the teams to lead runners. Slow motion replay lead runners from USA and Kenya battling for the lead and handing over batons. Spectators, then high angle of final baton change with USA leading. Close ups spectators, then USA's Lee Evans crossing the line for the gold medal with a huge leading, shattering the world record. Spectators, then close up West Germany team on podium receiving their bronze medals.

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    Unissued / unused
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    10:00:00 / 10:03:50

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