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Sochi Latest: Embodying the Olympic spirit

The ninth and tenth place long track speed skating finishers embodied the Olympic spirit: Racing for nothing more than pride and the fun of winning.
Russia's Yevgeny Seryayev (L) and US Emery Lehman compete in the Men's Speed Skating 10000m, Feb. 18, 2014.
Russia's Yevgeny Seryayev (L) and US Emery Lehman compete in the Men's Speed Skating 10000m, Feb. 18, 2014.
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