The Greatest run on earth

New Zealand, 1980

Film
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Why does an entire city suddenly go crazy on running? In the land where jogging was ‘invented’ by Arthur Lydiard twenty years ago, a film crew looked closely at how the city of Auckland, population a mere 500,000 is convulsed by preparations for this bizarre annual event, ‘the greatest run on earth’.

Credits

director

Sam Pillsbury

production company

Television New Zealand

Pillsbury Films

Language

English

Duration

00:25:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

32939

Subject categories

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Physical fitness

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Athletics

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Running

Short films

Short films → Short films - New Zealand

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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