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American Williams grabs bronze

Updated: August 25, 2004, 3:31 PM ET
Associated Press

ATHENS, Greece -- Australia's Loretta Harrop had been running alone for more than a half hour and, now, only a few hundred yards of pavement separated her from a triathlon gold medal.

Make that a few hundred yards and Austria's Kate Allen, who shot out of nowhere, pulled up next to Harrop and then left her behind.

"She was flying,'' Harrop said. "I never even saw her when she came past me.''

Allen won the triathlon Wednesday after being closer to the rear of the ...

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