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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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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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