DANCE MARATHON Endurance dancers still seek record after five months dancing in Chicago, Illinois. Stumbling, tottering, and dropping girls and boys in the most extraordinary endurance contest ever known. Starting August 30, 1930, with 160 couples, ten pairs continue in race after more then 150 days or approximately 4,000 hours.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:00:59:00, No Audio
SPEED WALKING MARATHON Clark walks away with bunion title in the marathon walking race in Boston, Massachusetts. Speed walkers pound over a 50,000 meter route in the national A.A.U. event. "Pep" Clark out-hoofs a large field of the nation's best flat-footed athletes in a closely fought contest. Clark, the winner, will carry the U.S. colors in the Olympics in Los Angeles next year.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:07:00, No Audio
THREE MONTH DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Only a few couples remain in a grueling three month dance marathon at Coney Island, N.Y. Couples take turns sleeping in each others arms but have to look lively for certain numbers and make it to their feet after their break is over.
PARIS MARATHON - 1930 Cars and bicycles form a protective barrier around runners as they race along the public streets of Paris, France during an annual marathon. Belgium's Gorrebeeck wins the race covering the 26 plus miles in 2 hours and 45 minutes.
BOYS SET NEW BIKE ENDURANCE RECORD - 1930 Four schoolboys in Hackensack, N.J. take turns riding a bicycle around Jackson Avenue School to set a new endurance record as their family and friends cheer them on.
ONTARIO LAKE SWIM MARATHON - 1955 Twenty-nine distance swimmers grease up then take to the icy waters of Lake Ontario for a $25,000 purse if they can swim across its 32-miles. Only one makes it, Cliff Lumsden, who is triumphant as he's rushed to a waiting ambulance.
Date: September 9, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:54:00, With Audio
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