Marathon I

Australia, 1983

Film
A still image from Marathon I

Looks at the individual training strategies and motivation of top world marathon runner Robert de Castella of Australia and Alberto Salazar of the USA. Follows each of them as they fight it out in the 1982 Rotterdam marathon, highlighting the incredible winning performance by de Castella, who after having run twenty-five miles at a rate of five minutes per mile, covered the last mile in a staggering four minutes and thirty-two seconds.

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Credits

producer

John Blackett-Smith Productions

director

Tim Kupsch

Duration

00:52:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1983

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

015820

Language

English

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

Betamax; Access Print (Section 1)

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

MOV file ProRes4444; Digital Preservation Master - overscan

MPEG-4 Digital File; ACMI Digital Access Copy - overscan

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