Lincoln Finishes 11th in Steeplechase at Olymp
BY ANDRES FOCIL
ATHENS, Greece – Former Razorback Daniel Lincoln represented the United States as the only American in the 3,000-meter steeplechase at the Olympic Games and came away with an 11th place performance. Lincoln, a native of Fayetteville, Ark., registered a time of 8:16.86 among the world’s top runners, while three Kenyans swept the medals.
Ezekiel Kemboi won the gold medal with a time of 8:05.81, Brimin Kipruto earned bronze (8:06.11) and Paul Koech was third (8:06.94).
The race started out at a good pace and Lincoln was running in third place during the first 400 meters. After the second lap he slipped to seventh where he rode behind the front pack of competitors.
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