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Mary Cain shines at worlds

Updated: August 15, 2013, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

MOSCOW -- For a lap, teenager Mary Cain was right there, near the front of the pack and on the heels of teammate Jenny Simpson.

The 17-year-old -- youngest ever in a 1,500-meter final at the world championships -- was thinking big Thursday night.

A top-five finish? Even bigger than that.

A medal? Bigger.

Cain really, really wanted that stuffed animal organizers hand out to the medalists. That's the prize she had her eye on.

Only she faded and faded as the race ...

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