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  • Vintage AP and British Movietone clips nov online

    AP in colloboration with British Movietone has released a million minutes of filmed history to YouTube. This also include rare track videos in pretty decent quality.

    The Youtube channels are
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHTK-2W11Vh1V4uwofOfR4w and
    http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCHq777_waKMJw6SZdABmyaA respectively

    Random example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U2uGZaNtK6U
    1982 Toronto indoor meet with world records by Nehemiah in the 50y hurdles, Olsson in the vault and Lewis vs. Johnson in the 50y (their first ever matchup?).

  • #2
    Thanks for the info..

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    • #3
      also many thanks here from Denmark:

      I just found this marvellous footage from the Olymoics in Los Angeles 1932 on the British Movietone Channel on You-Tube:

      NATIONS VIE IN OLYMPIC RIVALRY - SOUND
      (runs 8 minutes with lots of action and comments from several winners (in HJ,400mH,800m)

      and this from 1938 of among other Wolcott and Harbig:

      German-American Athletic Meeting

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      • #4
        Thanks a lot also from me!

        Great Toronto link! Will definitely search all of this stuff.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by paw View Post
          also many thanks here from Denmark:

          I just found this marvellous footage from the Olymoics in Los Angeles 1932 on the British Movietone Channel on You-Tube:

          NATIONS VIE IN OLYMPIC RIVALRY - SOUND
          (runs 8 minutes with lots of action and comments from several winners (in HJ,400mH,800m)

          and this from 1938 of among other Wolcott and Harbig:

          German-American Athletic Meeting
          Could you please post a link to the Harbig clip? He is one of 3-4 athletes I would have loved to see compete in person (others Walter George, Jim Thorpe, Gunder Hagg).

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          • #6
            NATIONS VIE IN OLYMPIC RIVALRY - SOUND
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOy_3AALWUI

            German-American Athletic Meeting
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWYI7hNsILc

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            • #7
              Originally posted by paw View Post
              NATIONS VIE IN OLYMPIC RIVALRY - SOUND
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOy_3AALWUI

              German-American Athletic Meeting
              https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWYI7hNsILc
              Thanks for the posting, I appreciated seeing Harbig in motion for the first time. He looked a lot slimmer than I expected - I had thought of a somewhat barrel chested Peter Snell
              type. Of course, this was shot in 1938, whereas 1939 was his big year.

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              • #8
                more Rudolf Harbig and Gunder Hägg:

                00410527 – Copenhagen – 800m Rudolf Harbig 1.51.9
                http://www.dr.dk/bonanza/search.htm?...=all&limit=120

                00450808 – London – 2 miles Hägg 9.00.6 – 1 mile Andersson 4.08.8 vs Sydney Wooderson 4.09.2
                http://www.filmothek.bundesarchiv.de/video/583448

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                • #9
                  This WR high jump video from the AP archives brings to mind a really difficult decision I had to make on that day..

                  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cqtrjJ8zf7g

                  I was dating a girl who also happened to have a TV (I did not, at the time) so I invited myself over to her apartment to watch the coverage of the track meet and just as Matzdorf was readying himself for his attempt to break the great Brumel's record, this daffy woman (who was completely oblivious of the importance of leaping way up into the atmosphere) insisted that we move to the bedroom for, um, other activities of a completely different atmosphere.

                  When I made it clear that a change of venue would have to wait until this guy on TV either made a successful jump or missed 3 times it was definitely the beginning of the end of our relationship....

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by paw View Post
                    NATIONS VIE IN OLYMPIC RIVALRY - SOUND
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DOy_3AALWUI

                    German-American Athletic Meeting
                    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWYI7hNsILc
                    Thanks, as always!
                    The 1932 100m. Under modern rules Matcalfe is the winner. He is ahead with bis chest. But Tolan was the winner as his BACK was judged to be ahead of Metcalfe's back. Very strange.

                    The 1938 German-American meet. Interesting to see Harbig's low arm-carriage. Would have loved to see the 400 from that meet where 21 year old Ray Malott beat Harbig. Mallot was the top 400 man that year but I don't think he ran much after that year (1938)

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                    • #11
                      For many of us, the only "impression" we have of Harbig is the photo of the famous finish at Milan in 1939. Since it was taken head on, it does not permit a proper impression of his running style, or even his build. He remains a "legend" whose ultimate ability will always be debated. Career interrupted by WWII, and the death of the paratrooper on the Eastern Front in May (?) 1944, soon after the Germans started getting routed by the Russians.

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                      • #12
                        He was 1.74 (5-8 1/2) and in some pictures he looks like a sprinter. Especially on the head on picture from the Euro Champs in Paris in 1938. Not very tall but "split high" He was very fast, 10.6 and 21.5. Those were very good European sprint times in that era. It's my understanding that after 1939 his training tailed off even if he still competed. But he set a World best in the 1000 in 1941. He only started running seriously in 1934 when he was 21. Prior to that he was a team Handball player.

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                        • #13
                          A great runner, but lets keep it in perspective, where was he at 23 in 1936 ? earning a bronze in the 4x4. And for more perspective the 1932 US team would have demolished the British and US 1936 4x4 teams.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by user4 View Post
                            A great runner, but lets keep it in perspective, where was he at 23 in 1936 ? earning a bronze in the 4x4. And for more perspective the 1932 US team would have demolished the British and US 1936 4x4 teams.
                            I think you are missing something re Harbig. Interval training under Gerschler (sp?). Harbig of 1939 was in great shape, and I think the expectation was that the new training would really yield dividends in 40-42.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by catson52 View Post
                              I think you are missing something re Harbig. Interval training under Gerschler (sp?). Harbig of 1939 was in great shape, and I think the expectation was that the new training would really yield dividends in 40-42.
                              He was an immensely talented runner. I dont know, I would see his most natural event as the 400. He might have gotten a medal in 1940. I cant say he was a shoe in for gold though. The Americans and Brits were certainly going to bring some horsepower that year too. War is tragic. By the way video of that Berlin 4x4 is online.
                              Last edited by user4; 08-01-2015, 02:37 PM.

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