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A film by Marlin Darrah

1976
28 Minutes
Event Coverage
Unknown Source

This 28 minute 16 mm film was produced for Runner’s World Magazine by Marlin Darrah and covers the 1976 men’s Olympic trials held in Eugene, Oregon on May 22, 1976. 69 runners set off from Hayward Field at the University of Oregon at 2:10 pace on this warm and sunny day. You hear the announcer at the stadium providing splits as you watch Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Don Kardong secure their place on the Olympic team that will travel to Montreal. There is commentary provided by Joe Henderson, as well as discussions about the event by Shorter, Rodgers, and Kardong. During the course of the film you will find images of most of the other athletes who qualified to participate in the marathon trials (wearing shoes and singlets that will take you back in time). Some of the slow motion footage and athletes grabbing sponges and water are filmed using great techniques. This film is rare and is owned by only one library in the United States, Southwest Missouri State University.


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