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BEIJING -- Jenny Simpson lost her left shoe after being stepped on and ran the last lap of the 1,500-meter race with her bare foot striking the surface.
Brittney Reese was 22 the last time she was in Beijing. It was 2008, and she was there for her first Olympics.
Retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen said Saturday that he expected the Development Driller III, the rig that's drilling the primary relief well for the leaking BP well in the Gulf of Mexico, to be back on site within 24 to 36 hours.
Gulfport's Brittney Reese finished fifth in the Olympic women's long jump finals in Beijing's Bird's Nest Stadium. Her best jump in six rounds was 22 feet, 2-1/4 inches.