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Hampden Park, Glasgow

NameHampden Park, Glasgow
Meets held at Hampden Park, Glasgow
3rd Jul 1929InternationalsGlasgowView1231The second meeting between Irish Universities and Scottish Universities was an evening event hosted in Hampden Park, the biggest terraced stadium in the world at that time with a 130,000 capacity, extended by 1937 to 183,000, and only to be surpassed in 1950 by the Estádio do Maracană in Rio de Janeiro. A heavy shower about one hour before proceedings started possibly affected the attendance adversely, but the weather was fine during the contest. For several of the Irish track athletes this was their first experience of running on a cinder track. Dr Pat O'Callaghan and Michael Moroney made a clean sweep of the field events O'Callaghan failed by a couple of feet to throw the hammer clean off the grass onto the cinder track. The "Flying Scotsman" H.C. Maingay ran away with the half-mile in an excellent time. While the result of the contest was never in doubt by the time of the last event on the programme, the meeting closed with an epic battle in the mile relay with Patrick C Moore (IU) and Ian H. Borland (Atalanta) on the final leg fighting stride for stride down the home straight all the way to the tape, Moore winning by inches.