Olympics: A Bump, a Spike, a Fall

Just past the halfway mark of the 3,000 meters, Mary Decker and Zola Budd were running at the front of the pack when Budd pulled ahead by half a stride and began to crowd Decker in the inside lane. Coming out of the turn and into the straightaway, the two bumped. Budd lurched slightly but recovered. Six strides later, her left foot grazed Decker's right thigh, causing her to reel off balance. Her left foot suddenly splayed out wildly-directly in Decker's path. As Decker took her next step, her right foot came down hard on the inside of Budd's left ankle,...

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