Marathon I

Australia, 1983

Film
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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.

Credits

director

Tim Kupsch

producer

John Blackett-Smith Productions

Language

English

Duration

00:52:00:00

Colour

Colour

ACMI Identifier

33306

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Motivation (Psychology)

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Athletes

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → De Castella, Robert

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Marathon running

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Salazar, Alberto

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports

People → De Castella, Robert

People → Salazar, Alberto

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

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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