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Stephen Kiprotich takes marathon

Updated: August 13, 2012, 12:54 AM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- For Stephen Kiprotich, being a relative unknown had an advantage: When the Ugandan runner joined the leaders late in the Olympic marathon, no one really paid that much attention.

That was part of his plan -- blend in and then take the competition by surprise.

He did just that, using a blistering surge with three miles left to pull away from the Kenyan duo of Abel Kirui and Wilson Kiprotich Kipsang to win the marathon Sunday.

By winning gold, he made sure his country ...

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