U.S. Runners Medal After Winners Disqualified
RENEE MONTAGNE, host:
There is no medal for finishing fourth at the Olympics. There's no medal unless you're Shawn Crawford. He finished in fourth place in the 200-meter run, and then two of the runners ahead of him were disqualified for stepping out of their lanes.
Even though Crawford modestly says he didn't deserve it, he is now the recipient of a silver medal. The only runner ahead of him in the officials standings was Usain Bolt, the Jamaican running nicknamed Lightning Bolt. He set a world record in that race and in another race, prompting people to say of course, that lightning struck twice.
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