"I have problem here," Makhloufi said, pointing to his left knee. "It's a dangerous injury, but I'm all right."
Manzano wasn't going to be drawn into a debate over if it was fair to let Makhloufi back into the race.
"If he deserves it, I guess it was up to the people," said Manzano, the first U.S. man to win a medal in the 1,500 since Jim Ryun in 1968. "I don't know what his objective was. He probably knew what it was, but I really don't know."
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