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  • Short Summary

    S. Ferris wins the poly marathon and is congratulated by his Royal Air Force colleagues.

  • Description

    Item title reads - The "poly" marathon. 26 miles 385 yards - S. Ferris of the Royal Air Force (RAF) Uxbridge, beats all records by 8 2/5 seconds. Time - 2 hours, 35 minutes, 58 1/2 seconds. Windsor to London.

    L/S of the runners charging down the street, people watch from both sides as they round a corner. M/S after the runners have spread out and a few have taken the lead. A policeman directs the traffic as they go through. M/S of runners interspersed with people on bicycles. M/S as Mr Ferris runs into a packed stadium. M/S after the race as he is carried on the shoulders of two airmen, others shake his hand and pat him on the back. A woman presents him with a Cup and shakes his hand, he turns and walks down the steps. M/S of him holding the Cup, C/U of him smiling.

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    Film ID:
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    Pathe newsreels
    British Pathé
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    Available on request
    Black & White
    Time in/Out:
    01:21:28:00 / 01:22:56:00
    G 1195

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