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Red Grandy ©Stars and StripesMunich, September, 1972: Steve Prefontaine of the U.S. walks away from the finish area after falling just short in a bid for a medal in the 5000-meter race at the Olympic Games. Prefontaine took the lead with four laps to go, but was eventually outkicked by Ian Stewart of Great Britain for third place after a gutsy effort in what is considered one of the greatest distance races of all time. Finland's Lasse Viren won in a time of 13:26.42.


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