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U.S. fails to finish after bad handoff

Updated: August 28, 2004, 2:03 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- A failed baton handoff doomed the U.S. 400-meter relay team, ending Marion Jones' last chance for a medal at the Athens Games.

An hour after she finished fifth in the long jump, Jones, running second, was unable to make the handoff to 100-meter silver medalist Lauryn Williams. Williams left too early and Jones could not reach her with the baton until it was too late.

Jamaica won in a time of 41.73 seconds. Russia won the silver medal at 42.27 seconds. France ...

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