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Marathoner Finishes Third After Attack

A defrocked Irish priest bolted from the crowd and grabbed the marathon leader about three miles from the finish Sunday. The Brazilian runner Vanderlei de Lima wound up with the bronze — and a special award for sportsmanship — and the former priest was arrested. Italy’s Stefano Baldini surged ahead with two miles to go to win the gold medal, and American Meb Keflezighi finished a surprising second. The 29-year-old Keflezighi, who emigrated from the African nation of Eritrea at age 10, was the first American to medal in the men’s marathon since Frank Shorter’s silver in 1976. Deena Kastor won the bronze in the women’s marathon a week ago. It is the first time the United States has won two medals in the 26.2-mile race at the same Olympics. Cornelius Horan, 57, was wearing a green beret, a red kilt and knee-high green socks when he attacked de Lima, knocking him into the crowd. De Lima was able to recover and finish, but was passed by two runners about a mile after the incident. Full Story

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