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American Morgan Uceny falls, fails in 1,500 again

LONDON — As the bell sounded for the final lap of the women’s 1,500, American Morgan Uceny appeared in perfect position Friday night. She was part of a large pack, comfortably running on the outside of Lane 1. She looked strong, ready to shift gears in what had been a slow pace. Then the unimaginable happened. She fell, her feet apparently clipped by either the Ethiopian beside her, the Kenyan behind her, or the Russian in front of her. Even from slow-motion replays, It wasn’t clear what caused her to tumble. As Uceny knelt on the Olympic Stadium track, she slammed both hands against the surface. Then she put her hands over her face and sobbed. She left the stadium without speaking with reporters, but released a statement. late Friday night.

“Statement from Uceny to come…”

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