The following pictures appeared in the program, though some of the athletes did not necessarily appear in the 1964 meeting, notably Glenn Davis, Wilma Rudolph, and Rafer Johnson.
1964 was arguably the greatest year in US track and field history and one of the reasons was the US – USSR dual meet held July 25-26 in Los Angeles. The series began in 1958 and has been held every year since except 1960 when the Olympics took precedence. The US men had won the first four meets by double digit margins but last year in Moscow the balance of power shifted and our guys were fortunate to escape with a 119-114 victory. Will that trend continue? Come along with us to the venerable LA Coliseum and we'll find out.
This is not a tactical move. It is how the race will go from here on out. The kid adds about five seconds to his lead each lap. Looks of consternation cloud many Russian faces. How can this be happening? Lindgren is not a devastating kicker, but he doesn't need to be. By the time he starts his final lap he has a lead of 100 yards. A 63.6 finish brings him home 22 seconds to the good. His 29:17.6 knocks ten seconds off his PR, but is worth so much more considering the heat and smog. Ivanov finishes in 29:39.8. Dutov and Gutnecht are well over 30 minutes.
4 X 100 METERS WOMEN USA 5 USSR 0