Sport: Daydreams on the Closing Night

A spectator aims for Seoul—maybe

Our man in the stands took his appointed seat for the closing night of the Games, but daydreamed about where he might have been.

The last marathon runner we watched emerge from the tunnel into the Coliseum was a Haitian with a lovely, euphonious name, Dieudonne Lamothe. He ran his last lap stolidly, engulfed by applause, and when he crossed the finish line he was the 78th runner to do so. The orange Halloween-hat traffic cones used to guide Lamothe and his swifter brethren onto the track from the...

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