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World record-holder fades late again

Updated: September 5, 2004, 4:11 PM ET
Associated Press

RIETI, Italy -- His career winding down, Wilson Kipketer repeated his 800-meter bronze-medal performance at the Olympics in the Rieti Grand Prix on Sunday.

One week after the Athens Games finished, the Kenyan-born world record-holder who competes for Denmark again lost a lead after the final turn and finished third.

Kenya's Joseph Mutua won in 1 minute, 43.35 seconds and Youssef Saad Kamel of Bahrain was second in 1:43.43, just ahead of Kipketer (1:43.89).

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