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Demus falls, cedes lead in 400-hurdles

Updated: July 29, 2005, 5:37 PM ET
Associated Press

OSLO, Norway -- Lashinda Demus stumbled near the finish line while in the lead and wound up third Friday in the 400-meter hurdles at the Bislett Games, losing her chance for a $1 million jackpot.

The American hurdler had won her first two races in the Golden League series. The jackpot is awarded to any athlete who wins a discipline at each of the six Golden League meets and then also competes at the World Athletics Final.

France's Christine Arron won her third straight ...

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