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Romanian Wins Women's Marathon - 2001-08-12

The last day of action is underway at the World Athletics Championships in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. A Romanian athlete has won the women's marathon.

Romanian Lidia Simon won the women's marathon title by finishing the more than 42-kilometer trek in 2:26:01.

Reiko Tosa of Japan won the silver medal and Russian Svetlana Zakharova took advantage of a fast pace in the final few kilometers to win the bronze.

Later today, the U.S. Men's 4x100 meter relay team runs at Commonwealth Stadium. The Americans were almost disqualified after the first round Saturday because it was said that veteran Jon Drummond had stepped out of his lane. But Drummond had a cramp in his leg and it was later ruled he had not stepped on the line on purpose.

Also today, American Amy Acuff goes for the gold in the high-jump final. Acuff cleared 1m 91 in her preliminary round.

Other golds being awarded today include the men's javelin, where world-record holder Jan Zelezny of the Czech Republic is the favorite. The women's 800-meters features Maria Mutola of Mozambique and Stefanie Graf of Austria, the men's 1500 meters featuring world record holder Hicham El Guerrouj of Morocco and there are three relay races.