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Farah, Rupp add drama to distance

Updated: August 4, 2012, 8:25 PM ET
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

LONDON -- When, once every four years, Americans do pay attention to track and field, the marquee events are always the sprints. For good reason. Sprints are exciting, dramatic and short, perfect for our modern attention spans.

But maybe, just maybe, Mo Farah and Galen Rupp nudged that interest toward distance races just a little Saturday night.

In an extraordinary day that saw both the fastest man in history and a man with prosthetic legs run down the Olympic Stadium ...

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