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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1956 April

Antti Viskari Wins Boston Marathon; John Kelley Takes Second Place

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The WSLS-TV News Film Collection, 1951-1971, comprises anchor scripts and 16mm news film created by Roanoke, Va., television station WSLS. A grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities funded the preservation and digitization of this collection.

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Format
Video; Online; Anchor Script; Streaming Video
Release Date
04/20/56
Run Time
1 min., 01 sec.
Sound
Silent
Color
BW
Abstract
Competitors race through Boston, Mass., during the 60th annual Boston Marathon. Boston native John Kelley runs alongside Antti Viskari of Finland, until Viskari breaks free, taking first place and setting a new course record. Race officials rush to the finish line to crown Viskari as he crosses, wrapping him in a blanket and helping to support his weight. Kelley finishes soon after and is also wrapped in a blanket.
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