Picks and Pans Review: They Should Have Asked Him Who Won the World Series in 1944

updated 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/24/1984 AT 01:00 AM EST

Inspired by streetside fans chanting "U-S-A, U-S-A" as he ran past wearing shorts made from an American flag, Herbert Steffny finished third in the New York Marathon. "Sorry," he said later, "I played a little trick." Steffny is a West German.

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