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Paul Chelimo thought he was doing a celebration interview.
It turned quickly.
Chelimo learned during an interview with NBC after the men's 5,000-meter final at the Rio Games on Saturday night that he in fact was not a silver medalist _ and that he was part of a slew of disqualifications from the event. Three runners were tossed in all, the results moving Bernard Lagat of the U.S. from sixth to third.
(About an hour later, all the disqualifications were overturned, and Chelimo's silver was restored. But it made for some very confusing moments, to say the least.)
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