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Marathoner is running under the Olympic flag

Updated: August 10, 2012, 3:28 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Smiling, Guor Marial rubbed his hand across the five Olympic rings on the sleeve of his new white jacket.

He's the Olympic marathon runner that doesn't have a country. At the London Games, Marial will run, instead, as an independent athlete under the banner of the International Olympic Committee.

"Representing the five rings is the best," he said. "I'm representing the whole world, basically."

In a case that the IOC has called "unique," Marial was given a place at ...

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