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Sunday, August 24, 2008

In case you missed it: 2004 Athens marathon runner attacked

If you missed this story, like I certainly did, it is a good one. In the marathon event during the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Brazil's Vanderlei de Lima was leading the race with only two miles left to go. A crazed protester then ran onto the course and subdued the leader for a total of 20. That may not seem like a long time, but as you can imagine, after running 24 miles you will have very little strength left and the last thing you want to do is fight of an idiot.

Vanderlei de Lima went on to only get the bronze medal because the incident left him shocked and with alot less energy. The protester could have run onto the course as I have no problem with that, but when you interfer and demolish his chance for gold, that's not right. Cornelius "Neil" Horan, the protester, is an inconsiderate jackass. That's all I can say about him.
Vanderlei de Lima in pain.

Lima did not angrily yell and scream because of not receiving the gold. He moved on and made the best of the incident. He rightfully returned home to Brazil as a hero.

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