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Found in WSLS-TV (Roanoke, VA) News Film Collection, 1951 to 1971 1954 June

John Landy Sets 3:58 Mile Record

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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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Online; Video; Streaming Video; Anchor Script
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Run Time
59 seconds
Script Excerpt
Just forty-six days after the four-minute mile barrier was smashed by Britain's Roger Bannister, Australia's John Landy, running at Turku, Finland, thrills the sport world as he sets an astounding new mark for the distance of three minutes and fifty-eight seconds! Here, the 23-year-old Melbourne student is seen in slow motion in an earlier race at the International meet in Finland .
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