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August 8, 2012
"The big news in the men’s qualifying of the men’s 5000m was that 2008 Olympic bronze medallist Edwin Soi of Kenya did not make the final, and Ethiopian Hagos Gebrhiwet, an Ethiopian medal threat, who did make the final, is dealing with an injury. All three Americans, Lopez Lomong in heat 1, and Bernard Lagat and Galen Rupp in heat 2, advanced to the final."

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August 8, 2012
Formerly undocumented runner Leo Manzano wins silver at Olympics

univisionnews:

Manzano wons his first Olympic medal representing the U.S. during his second Olympic games.

By ALBERT SABATÉ

Mexican-born American runner Leo Manzano won a silver medal in the 1,500 meter final on Tuesday at London 2012. In a dramatic finish, he sprinted from 6th to 2nd in the last 150 meters of the race.

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"My legs just felt like they were bricks, but something inside of me just said, ‘Keep going, keep going, keep pushing, keep pushing.’"

"As I was coming down the track, I really prayed, ‘God give me the strength to push through’ and I definitely felt a surge of energy just flow through my body and the next thing I know I’m

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