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February 25, 2014 1:31 PM

An unlikely militant, an unforgettable moment

For Tommie Smith in 1968, the joy of Olympic victory was replaced in seconds by the reality of what he knew needed to come next. He had just overcome a pulled muscle to set a world record in the 200-meter dash, winning the gold medal in Mexico City just ahead of U.S. teammate John Carlos, who finished third.

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