Soldier takes Olympic silver after disqualification is overturned

Spc. Paul Chelimo (center) of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program finishes runner-up to Mo Farah of Great Britain to claim the silver medal in the men's 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 13 minutes, 3.90 seconds Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Farah won the gold in 13:03.30 and Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia took the bronze in 13:04.35. Chelimo was disqualified from the race but he was later reinstated and collected his silver medal at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army Installation Management Command)

Spc. Paul Chelimo (center) of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program finishes runner-up to Mo Farah of Great Britain to claim the silver medal in the men's 5,000-meter run with a personal-best time of 13 minutes, 3.90 seconds Aug. 20, 2016 at the Rio Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Farah won the gold in 13:03.30 and Hagos Gebrhiwet of Ethiopia took the bronze in 13:04.35. Chelimo was disqualified from the race but he was later reinstated and collected his silver medal at the awards ceremony. (Photo by Tim Hipps, U.S. Army Installation Management Command)

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