FEMALE TRACK STARS AT OLYMPIC TRYOUTS - 1932 Female track stars prove their worth in Olympic tryouts in Evanston, Illinois although not everyone can keep their feet under them in the grueling meet. Babe Didrikson and Ethel Harrington make the cut and smile for the cameras.
FLAGPOLE SKATING DAREDEVIL - 1932 A daredevil flagpole skater amuses the crowds in Pacific Grove, California as he performs stunts on a tiny platform hovering over the buildings for a grueling 51 hours.
JOIE RAY IN GRUELING DANCE MARATHON - 1932 Former Olympic runner Joie Ray is among the competitors of dance marathon. To win cash prizes the hoofers eat, shave, sleep and read the newspaper or letters from loved ones as they move around the floor.
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.
WORLD LONG DISTANCE SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIP - 1955 It's ladies first in the 22-mile World Long Distance Swimming Championship from Capri to Naples, Italy. Lanky Alfredo Camarero of Argentina won the men's division while Margaret Feather of England takes first for the women, making a funny face as she rests after the grueling swim-a-thon.
Date: August 1, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:59:00, With Audio
EUROPEAN SPEED RACES ON TWO WHEELS Two-wheeled races are popular in Europe. Germany takes first place in a grueling 150-mile bicycle race, while motorcycles race over a grueling dirt track in Barcelona, Spain.
TEAM SPIRIT WINS AINTREE GRAND NATIONAL The Aintree Grand National sees 33 horses and riders compete in the grueling 4-mile jumping race. Slow motion captures the action then the possibility of Peace Town or Purple Silk winning is snatched away by Team Spirit. PLEASE
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
1955 TOUR DE FRANCE WINNER Europe’s nine-day cross country bicycle marathon, the Tour De France, carries its bicycle riders through spectacular scenery including the Maritime Alps and more. Louison Bobet of France finished first followed closely by Belgium's Jean Brankart.
Date: July 30, 1955 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:00:50:00, With Audio
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