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Monday, 30 August 2004

What a Plonker!

In one of the most bizarre incidents of the Games, an Irish gentleman wearing a rather unusual costume grabbed the leading marathon runner (Brazil's Vanderlei de Lima) in yesterday's race.

Needless to say this put the poor chap (the runner) off his stroke, and he came in third.

Italy's Stefano Baldini won the race.

The incident happened after about 22 miles. The man, dressed in a green beret, a white shirt, a red kilt and green knee socks ran onto the course, grabbed de Lima and pushed him off the roadway onto the sidewalk.

He later claimed that he was promoting the "second coming".

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