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#1 Pabags

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Posted 23 December 2003 - 09:36 PM

Am just wondering if anyone has a video, or knows where I can get one, of the 1982 Commonwealth Games Marathon. Am just reading Deeks book and it bought back the memory of that race. It was the race that got me interested in  running and was one that was brilliant to watch.
The times in the last few km's that Deek and Ikanga changed the lead and the effort that Deek put in just to catch are things that I would love to watch again.
Am happy to provide or pay for video if anyone knows where I can get a copy.

regards

Ian C   :)

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 08:25 AM

Likewise! This has to be one of the most requested running videos of all time ... probably along with the 1983 Rotterdam Marathon, too! Perhaps if we all got together with a signed petition to the ABC, they may be able to generate some tapes of the run?

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 01:45 PM

I think the AIS would have this, so it may be worth contacting them.  There is nothing on their WEB site about a video renting service, so some negotiating may be required.

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Posted 24 December 2003 - 02:53 PM

why not try  abc archives and email them about your request. I think a lot of people would be interested.

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Posted 28 December 2003 - 10:45 PM

Thanks everyone for your responses. have been down South (in Busselton, home of Australia's newest ironman event!) for 4 days and have just got back.
Had a look on the site you suggested 26miles, had no luck, couldnt even find a search link. So have emailed the site and will let you know how I get on.

Hope you all had a nice Xmas and all the running best for 2004!

Regards

Ian C   :)

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 05:01 PM

View PostIan C, on Dec 23 2003, 09:36 PM, said:

Am just wondering if anyone has a video, or knows where I can get one, of the 1982 Commonwealth Games Marathon. Am just reading Deeks book and it bought back the memory of that race. It was the race that got me interested in  running and was one that was brilliant to watch.
The times in the last few km's that Deek and Ikanga changed the lead and the effort that Deek put in just to catch are things that I would love to watch again.
Am happy to provide or pay for video if anyone knows where I can get a copy.

regards

Ian C   :diablo:
I have this marathon on VCR and have transferred it on to DVD.

Happy to send it on if you still didn't find a copy

Cheers,
Anthony

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 07:31 PM

View Postantman42k, on Jul 5 2010, 05:01 PM, said:

I have this marathon on VCR and have transferred it on to DVD.

Happy to send it on if you still didn't find a copy

Cheers,
Anthony
Hi Anthony ('antman'),

Not sure if you realised, but this thread was alive 7 years ago & 'Pabags' may not be around anymore (???). However I am sure there would be plenty on CoolRunning who would be very interested in the video... particularly the guys in this thread (link) who are collating 'old' Australian running videos & putting them on YouTube.

Thanks for posting & welcome to CoolRunning  :diablo: .

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Posted 05 July 2010 - 09:42 PM

I would love to obtain a copy and pay for it !!!!

What do I have to do??

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:31 AM

Yep, another one here please!
I'm also happy to pay.
Please advise details if you are happy to burn and send copies.

Cheers,
Paul.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 07:52 AM

I'd also like a copy of the 1982 Commonwealth Games marathon. I have the 1983 Rotterdam Marathon on VHS. At present Grechy is converting some videos of Aussie events to DVD (see link mentioned by BEN-HUR above). Maybe we could do a swap.

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Posted 06 July 2010 - 08:59 AM

I would also love a copy.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 06:52 AM

I now have a copy.

Email me with your snail mail address's and I'll do some copy's over the next few weeks.

When I get a spare day, I'm going to do an edit of it, with the time splits which are not on the ABC broadcast, in fact the commentators, in places get confused by the dual km and mile marks, but that my be my Christmas project.


Plus-Somebody emailed me about either the 1983 or 1984 Melbourne Marathon last year, and I lost the email, so if they are lurking, email about which race you wanted and your details.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:52 AM

Digger

Thanks for the offer. I have sent you an email.

While I am here any one have and able to copy the Rotterdam Marathon - I assume wea re talking about one with Deek's sprint to the finish line.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 12:19 PM

View PostEagle, on Jul 6 2010, 06:52 PM, said:

Digger



While I am here any one have and able to copy the Rotterdam Marathon - I assume wea re talking about one with Deek's sprint to the finish line.

I've got a copy of the 'Sprint', but in the box of Video's I was given last month, was one called 'Rotterdam', I'll check and see what year it was, we maybe in luck.

What we have all got to do, is talk to all 'old runners', about what videos maybe in a box.

2 of the MM videos I have were from guys who were throwing them away because the tape was jammed and wouldn't play.  I fixed the tape jam, and have copied them to DVD.

So any old tape with running is generally saveable, and Grechy, myself and others can convert them to DVD.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 07:58 PM

Sorry,

False alarm, I haven't got the Rotterdam tape, but I have got:

-Gold Coast Marathon 1985
-Chicago Marathon 1985
-London Marathon 1989

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:52 PM

Chicago 1985, Steve Jones' world record?

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 08:59 PM

View PostMister G, on Jul 7 2010, 04:52 AM, said:

Chicago 1985, Steve Jones' world record?


Probably, but I haven't had time to check it out.

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Posted 07 July 2010 - 10:53 PM

View PostDigger, on Jul 7 2010, 06:52 AM, said:

I now have a copy.

Email me with your snail mail address's and I'll do some copy's over the next few weeks.

When I get a spare day, I'm going to do an edit of it, with the time splits which are not on the ABC broadcast, in fact the commentators, in places get confused by the dual km and mile marks, but that my be my Christmas project.


Plus-Somebody emailed me about either the 1983 or 1984 Melbourne Marathon last year, and I lost the email, so if they are lurking, email about which race you wanted and your details.

hi Digger,

i've just sent you a 'pm' as i would like to purchase a copy also.

cheers
rbr

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Posted 14 July 2010 - 04:29 AM

View PostMister G, on Jul 7 2010, 08:52 PM, said:

Chicago 1985, Steve Jones' world record?

I think Jones ran the WR in 1984 (Lopes 2nd, Deek 3rd) and missed Lopes' new WR by 1 sec in 1985 (Deek again 3rd, I think).

I'd love to see any/all of these races. I live in the US - any chance of uploading any of these?

I know it's a long shot, but I don't suppose anyone has Fukuoka 1981? The only image I've seen of Deek's WR is a photo of Deek being interviewed after the race with Gaylene in the background.

Thanks.

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 07:10 PM

I have the following on VHS (the majority of each race from memory - certainly the key stages)

- Rotterdam 1983
- Helsinki 1983 - entire race
- Chicago 1984
- Boston 1986

I have prominent Brisbane running acquaintance who has a considerable stash of old videos who may offer some more.

Happy to get these to you if you want to convert to DVD, Digger. I'm another who's happy to pay for a DVD of Brisbane 1982.

Cheers
PM

Edited by Puntermatt, 17 July 2010 - 07:15 PM.


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Posted 19 July 2010 - 07:55 AM

View PostPuntermatt, on Jul 17 2010, 03:10 AM, said:

I have the following on VHS (the majority of each race from memory - certainly the key stages)

- Rotterdam 1983
- Helsinki 1983 - entire race
- Chicago 1984
- Boston 1986

I have prominent Brisbane running acquaintance who has a considerable stash of old videos who may offer some more.

Happy to get these to you if you want to convert to DVD, Digger. I'm another who's happy to pay for a DVD of Brisbane 1982.

Cheers
PM

Punter,

Just get all the video's to me, and I'll convert them.

I'm not in the business of selling DVD's, but the owner and Grechy will get a DVD copy.(plus about everybody else who asks)

Ideally, I also want to keep the VCR, because if others have the need, I can then make more copy's.(its pointless nowadays people keeping VCR's who can't convert them.)

:)

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 11:32 AM

Hi would love to also get copies of these marathon's as I too started marathon's because of 1982. What is the best way to obtain them ?
Via snail mail ?
cheers

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Posted 22 July 2010 - 08:32 PM

Will be in touch shortly, Digger.

PM

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:06 PM

I've just received my copy Digger, plus a bonus DVD about the Comrades marathon. Thanks very much. I just watched a bit of it, and will watch it all over the next few days.

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Posted 28 July 2010 - 02:54 PM

View Postcrowpower, on Jul 28 2010, 02:06 PM, said:

I've just received my copy Digger, plus a bonus DVD about the Comrades marathon. Thanks very much. I just watched a bit of it, and will watch it all over the next few days.
Same here - thanks very much Digger! Very kind of you. Hope I can repay you somehow.
Cheers,
Paul.

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 11:52 AM

Thanks Digger! I just got the DVDs. Haven't watched the Deek one yet - but I think you have inspired me to aim for Comrades!

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Posted 29 July 2010 - 07:37 PM

I just finished watching Deek's 1982 win again. I still get goosebumps. That performance would still rate as, pacewise, the best judged marathon win by a pre-race favourite in history. I just cannot think of any other which even comes close to matching it.

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:38 AM

View PostLynda, on Jul 28 2010, 07:52 PM, said:

Thanks Digger! I just got the DVDs. Haven't watched the Deek one yet - but I think you have inspired me to aim for Comrades!

Another life ruined :)

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Posted 02 August 2010 - 08:03 PM

Hi Digger

Thank you very much for DVD.

I was 22 when it was originally unfolding before me and watching it now has brought all the emotions back like it was only yesterday.
Thanks so very much.

cheers
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Posted 03 August 2010 - 08:01 AM

I am hopeful of getting all my video's back soon. I will let you when I do and what I have copies of!  I cant wait!!

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Posted 05 August 2010 - 01:18 PM

I just got given a copy of both the 1983 and 1987 World Champs Marathons. :D

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Posted 01 October 2010 - 06:23 PM

Hi Digger.  I also have just sent you an email.  I also  love watching Marathons (as well as running them).  What is wrong with us????

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Posted 03 October 2010 - 06:24 AM

View Postcrowpower, on Jul 29 2010, 07:37 PM, said:

I just finished watching Deek's 1982 win again. I still get goosebumps. That performance would still rate as, pacewise, the best judged marathon win by a pre-race favourite in history. I just cannot think of any other which even comes close to matching it.
Yep! agreed about pacewise and i often think of exactly that race in that context. Long before cool running and any running in fact, it was this event and Deek's performance that made me want to run a marathon - only took 24 years to do it  ;)

When asked for the most memorable sporting event, Deek's '82 marathon has always been been my answer (Kerryn McCann's win not far behind either! and Keiran Perkin's '96 1500m win also up there and i'm no swimmer). I was doing a milk run for pocket money in my last year of high school, around St Lucia and Indooroopilly, and bike riding to mates around the Corso at Yeronga, South Brisbane, Toowong etc ... seeing him make a move through those suburbs and on Coro Dr, it was just unbelievable.

Digger, will send you an email... also would LOVE to get a copy of this and obviously with the above emotional outpouring, i would obviously pay for it  :D

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Posted 11 October 2011 - 10:46 PM

Just sent Digger an e-mail, so if the e-mail address posted earlier in this thread is inactive, let me know.  Always on the lookout for new races to watch.  As someone said a few posts earlier, I enjoy watching marathons almost as much as running them.  If someone wants to share some dvds, let me know.  I'm especially interested in Australian events (Melbourne Marathon, Gold Coast, Comrades, City to Surf, etc.).

Thanks.  Sorry for bumping an old thread.

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 06:48 AM

Email me

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Posted 12 October 2011 - 07:08 AM

View PostDigger, on 12 October 2011 - 06:48 AM, said:

Chevk your inbox.  Sent an e-mail to that address last night (my time).

Let me know if you don't find it.  I'll re-send it, or send you a PM through the board.

Thanks.

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Posted 21 October 2011 - 10:22 PM

Haven't heard from Digger.  Sending him a new e-mail.

If Digger (or anyone else) has some footage they want to share, just e-mail me.

My Email

Thanks.

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Posted 26 October 2011 - 08:16 PM

What a race that was!

Have also begged a copy from Digger.

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Posted 27 October 2011 - 01:39 PM

View PostLifeInShorts, on 21 October 2011 - 10:22 PM, said:

Haven't heard from Digger.  Sending him a new e-mail.




Digger has been a busy little beaver, will try to deal with these requests this weekend.