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Brazilian loses gold medal, finishes fourth after three falls in final 100 of 5000m at IPC Worlds (video)

Brazil’s Odair Santos appeared to have an IPC World Track and Field Championships 5000m gold medal locked up coming around the final curve.

Exhaustion had set in, however.

Santos, competing in a visually impaired division with a guide runner, fell three times in the final 100 meters, allowing three men to pass him. Watch the end from the 12-minute mark in the video.

He finished fourth, two years after sweeping the 800m, 1500m and 5000m at Worlds.

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