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08-29-2004, 02:13 PM
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What happened at the marathon?

I caught the medal presentation of the mens marathon a couple minutes ago and Ron Maclean said something about some "idiot" causeing a bittersweet end to the marathon.

What happened???

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08-29-2004, 02:15 PM
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At one point the lead runner got attacked by some crazed protestor, and was pushed off the track into the crowd. There was a little scuffle and the runner got back on track but he had to have been shaken up. Weird.

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With about 3 miles to go...the leader was attacked, or ran upon by an individual dressed in some wierd outfit. The guy just kept shoving the runner of into the crowd of people on the side of the road until security stepped in and the runner then continued the race.

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The Brazilian guy was leading and a "fan" ran out and tackled him into the crowd. By the time it was sorted out He had lost most of his lead and had to settle for Bronze.

It's hard to say, but he probably would have been caught anyway.

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Yeah, seeing the amount of time he lost afterwards he was gonna finish with the bronze anyway. You could also see that he was very happy with the bronze as he crossed the finish line.

Very sad and unnecessary incident, but I don't think it interfered with the way the course ended

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The Brazilian guy was leading and a "fan" ran out and tackled him into the crowd. By the time it was sorted out He had lost most of his lead and had to settle for Bronze.

It's hard to say, but he probably would have been caught anyway.
thats debateable...this Cornelius Horan moron interrupted an F1 race last year in GBR I believe it was in Britain.

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According to NBC, the "protester" was either an Irish priest, or former Irish priest...doesn't say it on their website, but they said it on TV. Link to what NBC says on their website.

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on CBC they said it was the same guy who went on the track during an F1 Grand Prix ... I don't remember which one but I think it was in Germany

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on CBC they said it was the same guy who went on the track during an F1 Grand Prix ... I don't remember which one but I think it was in Germany
So bizarre that it's actually brazier!

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Strange that this never happens in the tour de France

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Strange that this never happens in the tour de France
Its not often you see people attacking the atheletes like this, but I remember an incident from TDF a couple of years ago. As the leaders started climbing Alpez D`Huez, Guerini had a minute lead. With only a few kilometres to go, a guy decided to get a nice picture of the leader. He ran out in the road, took the picture, but couldn`t get away in time. The two collided and Guerini fell. Luckily he escaped from the crash unharmed and held on to get the stage win...barely.

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Strange that this never happens in the tour de France
what's the point ?

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what's the point ?
There are places in each stage where the rider can spread his arms and touch the crowd

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its a shame nobody ran the idiot over at the grand prix.

the idiot should be put behind bars.

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He probably will be. There ought to be laws and measures against interfering in an event.

Thankfully all he did was push him, he wasn't armed with anything. The fellow who got pushed has taken it very well, though.

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I really felt bad for the Brazilian runner when I saw the look on his face as that idiot pushed him off the course. He had that look of pain and agony. It was really nice to see him on the podieum.

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I don't know if this moron cost the runner a gold medal or not...it's hard to say, but there are so many things he should be considering right now...all involving the word, "lawsuit".

Because he wasn't interfered with by either of the two runners who finished ahead of him, he can't appeal to have their medals stripped. That would be just wrong.

What he should do, is sue the ass off everybody involved in the lack of competent security. That means the City of Athens, the Athens Police, the IOC, and whoever else could have done a better job in preventing this from happening, should have to pay the man for possibly robbing him of an Olympic Gold Medal.

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I don't know if this moron cost the runner a gold medal or not...it's hard to say, but there are so many things he should be considering right now...all involving the word, "lawsuit".

Because he wasn't interfered with by either of the two runners who finished ahead of him, he can't appeal to have their medals stripped. That would be just wrong.

What he should do, is sue the ass off everybody involved in the lack of competent security. That means the City of Athens, the Athens Police, the IOC, and whoever else could have done a better job in preventing this from happening, should have to pay the man for possibly robbing him of an Olympic Gold Medal.
I'd beat Horan raw with a crab mallet. But that's just me.

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I don't know if this moron cost the runner a gold medal or not...it's hard to say, but there are so many things he should be considering right now...all involving the word, "lawsuit".

Because he wasn't interfered with by either of the two runners who finished ahead of him, he can't appeal to have their medals stripped. That would be just wrong.

What he should do, is sue the ass off everybody involved in the lack of competent security. That means the City of Athens, the Athens Police, the IOC, and whoever else could have done a better job in preventing this from happening, should have to pay the man for possibly robbing him of an Olympic Gold Medal.
I believe it was TSN, but after the race they were going by statistics and they said that even if he had not been attacked, he still would have probably won bronze. So says TSN.

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I believe it was TSN, but after the race they were going by statistics and they said that even if he had not been attacked, he still would have probably won bronze. So says TSN.
I understand that, but there cannot be any solid proof. After de Lima came out of the scrum, he appeared to be favouring his right leg. I don't know if it affected him or not the rest of the marathon, but it is possible.

I'm just saying that the race is tainted because of that ****** Horan and the security that couldn't prevent him from being a ******. No matter how much the stats point at the result not being affected, we don't know for sure.

If I were de Lima, I would be livid...and talking to my lawyer.

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its a shame nobody ran the idiot over at the grand prix.
I remember Michael Schumacher running over a rabbit once, it wasn´t much left of that rabbit afterwards...

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Some guy just jumped into the Olympic pool after an event was over and is being sentenced to jail for 5 months for interrupting the games, so I dear say this loony would get more than that.

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I remember Michael Schumacher running over a rabbit once, it wasn´t much left of that rabbit afterwards...
thats not really funny

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thats not really funny
I promise - I am an animal lover. I even try to avoid stepping on ants...

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http://www.sport1.de/coremedia/gener...008_20mel.html

its german though..

he gets fined 3000 Euros and 1 year prison
but he was given a suspended sentence (of 3 years)

hm..

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