Photograph - Lovelock winning the one mile race to beat the British record, 26 May 1932
Reference Number: MSX-2244-090
A photograph from Jack Lovelock's albums showing him finishing the race in which he broke the British mile record, with a time of 4 minutes 12 seconds. In the accompanying journal entry he wrote `Down the back straight I began to feel the strain for a while but at 75 yards from the tape everything became easy again. In the last bit I felt delightfully comfortable as regards form, wind and legs, right up to the tape at which I tried a "Paddock" finish'. Charlie Paddock was an American sprinter of the time, famous for his leaping finishes.
Extent: 1 pagePhotograph 148mm x 200mm, on page 260mm x 200mm, with mss annotations. Manuscript
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