Cross country championship race in horrible conditions, France.
Versailles to Paris, France.
full titles read: "OVER A THOUSAND RUNNERS - 28 Teams compete for International cross country championship over "terrible going". France won ... Britain 4 th."
M/S of the athletes lined up looking ager to start the race. The race begins, L/S's of the hundreds of runners making their way through the picturesque countryside. L/S of athletes running up hill, the legs of many of them are completely covered in mud, a few spectators watch the action from the side of the course.
L/S's of the athletes running through muddy pool of water, some even fall into the cold water. L/S's and M/S's of the runners washing themselves in large tubs, they appear to be in very good spirits despite their gruelling ordeal !