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(Studio) It's Patriots' Day in Massachusetts and 81st annual Boston Marathon is run, beginning in Hopkinton. Japan sent 41 entrants; winner is Jerome Drayton from Canada. (Film shown.) 12 years ago only 250 entrants were in race; that was before American jogging craze began.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite
(NYC) Report on popularity of jogging. Word "marathon" explained; Olympic Games tradition noted. [MAN - describes how to run.] Most important thing in jogging is shoe; reasons noted. (National Geographic film shown.) [2nd MAN - talks to patient with regard to foot treatment.] [Dr. Rob Roy McGREGOR - describes what and who a runner is.] (Film of New York City Marathon, 1976, shown.) American Med. Joggers' Association noted. [Mt. Sinai Hospital epidemiologist Dr. Paul MILVY - talks about health aspects of running.] Runners' view of advantages noted. [Runner Dick GOLDSTEIN - says running most important thing to him.] [Barry BERKMAN - cites distances he runs.]
REPORTER: Jim Kilpatrick
- Cronkite, Walter;
- Kilpatrick, Jim
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