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Memories of a dirty Olympic marathon

Gare Joyce has attended one Olympic marathon. Sadly, the winner was a complete fraud. Story

Updated: August 25, 2008, 2:53 PM ET
By Gare Joyce | Special to Page 2

Thirty-two years ago, I was lucky enough to witness a bit of Olympic history. Some friends and I scored tickets to a few events at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal. And we were just outside Olympic Stadium, on a downhill stretch, to watch the last mile of the men's marathon.

The marathon is one of the most prominent Olympic events. There really isn't a forgettable one. In 1976, even though African nations boycotted the Montreal Games because of the New Zealand national rugby team's ...

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