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Benard Keter is a member of the U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program. (Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
Benard Keter didn't know if he would run again at his first Olympics but thought of other runners first.


Number of gold, silver, and bronze medals earned by each participating country
RankCountryGold Medals ReceivedSilver Medals ReceivedBronze Medals ReceivedTotal Medals Received
1United States14161141
3Russian O.C.10141034
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