Morgan Uceny
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London Olympics | Distance races

Morgan Uceny
Kenya’s Hellen Onsando Obiri leaps to avoid Morgan Uceny of the United States during the women’s 1,500-meter final. (Daniel Ochoa De Olza / Associated Press)
Gold for Turkey
United States’ Morgan Uceny kneels on the track after falling as Turkey’s Asli Cakir Alptekin crosses the finish line to win. (Lee Jin-man / Associated Press)
Distraught runner
An emotional Morgam Unceny of the United States leaves the track after falling on the last lap in the 1,500-meter race. She did not finish.  (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
1,500m finish line
Gold medalist Asli Cakir Alptekin of Turkey, silver medalist Gamze Bulut of Turkey and bronze medalist Maryam Yusuf Jamal of Bahrain cross the finish line of the women’s 1,500m final. (Ian Walton / Getty Images)
Ethiopian gold
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar wins the 5,000-meter final. (Lee Jin-man / Associated Press)
Winner’s inspiration
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar puts a picture of the Virgin Mary on her face after winning the gold medal in the 5,000 meters race. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)
Ethiopian medal winners
Ethiopia’s Meseret Defar, left, embraces teammate Tirunesh Dibaba after a women’s 5,000-meter heat. Defar won the gold medal and Dibaba the bronze. (Anja Niedringhaus / Associated Press)
Shannon Rowbury
The United States’ Shannon Rowbury, lower left, leads in a women’s 1,500m heat. In the finals, Rowbury came in sixth. (Gabriel Bouys / AFP / Getty Images)