Kenyan Runners: Final Frames Of the Olympic Games

Frames Of the Games From the expanses of the running track to the confines of the hardwood court and the diving platform, the world's top athletes produce a bumper crop of new records -- and some stun

"I have accomplished my dream now," said Kenya's Paul Ereng after his stunning upset victory in the 800-meter race. He had completed the two laps in 1:43.45, comfortably ahead of defending champion Joaquim Cruz of Brazil and the celebrated Said Aouita of Morocco. Ereng, 20, a sophomore at the University of Virginia, began competing in the 800 meters only this year and had not been expected to place in Seoul.Instead he led a return of Kenya to the head of the distance pack.

Kenyan runners, in fact, took gold in four out of six distance events, with Peter Rono winning the...

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