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Runner gives up her race to help another runner in the Rio Olympics 


We’re in the 5,000 meter race at the Rio Olympic Games. Runner Nikki Hamblin, from New Zealand, takes a bad fall. She trips up the United States runner, Abbey D’Agostino. The American gets back up, and helps Hamblin back to her feet. She wants to help her to finish the race. D’Agostino is hurt badly from the fall and falls down again. This time it is  Hamblin who helps her get up. Together, they finish the race well after the other runners. They hug and cry at the finish line. 
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Words in the News – Level 1

Wife Carrying Race 

This news is about a sports event. It is a race. A man carries his wife in this race. He needs to run over obstacles. It is hard because of obstacles like water, or fences .

Forty-four couples race in the event. A couple wins. The husband and wife win beer and money. The money comes in cash. The money is more heavy than the wife. It is $655 (six hundred and fifty five dollars).

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