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Md.'s Matthew Centrowitz finishes fourth in 1,500-meter race
Md.'s Matthew Centrowitz finishes fourth in 1,500-meter race

If the Algerian runner had stayed disqualified. If a fellow American hadn't surged past him near the finish line. If he had run .05 of a second faster. Matthew Centrowitz almost medaled in the 1,500-meter race here Tuesday night, but for several might-have-beens. But the 22-year-old graduate of Broadneck High School in Annapolis doesn't play that game, and is accepting the heartbreaker of a finish in his first Olympic Games. "What I'm trying to swallow now is not a good feeling," the dejected Centrowitz said. "I can't be too mad at myself — it wasn't a terrible race — but at the same time, it's just so close to the medal." ...

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