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U.S. runner wins silver medal

Updated: September 3, 2004, 11:46 AM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Everyone knew the marathon was going to be tough, but no one expected a would-be tackler in a kilt, green beret and matching knee-high socks.

It was definitely a bizarre way to end the Olympics. Even the rare silver medal for an American paled in comparison.

Italy's Stefano Baldini surged ahead with two miles to go and American Meb Keflezighi finished a surprising second Sunday night in a race disrupted by a costumed intruder from Ireland.

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