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Nikki Hamblin finished 17th in the women's 5,000-meter final at the Rio Games on Friday night, nearly two minutes behind the winner.
No one will remember that.
Hamblin will go down in Olympic lore for what happened during the 5,000-meter heats, when she and Abbey D'Agostino of the U.S. became forever linked.
Y'all don't even understand how ridiculous and inspiring Nikki Hamblin's race was.
— DC3 (@DC3_TWEETS) August 20, 2016
D'Agostino was involved in a chain-reaction fall during the heats, and stopped to help Hamblin up. Judges decided to allow both into the final, though D'Agostino _ who tore her ACL in the tumble _ couldn't obviously compete Friday.
— Mrs. L (@hoosierdimples) August 20, 2016