"At this point one of the Olympic all-time greats intervened. The official lap-counter was, in fact, looking the wrong way, being absorbed in the decathlon pole vault nearby. He failed to ring the bell, and the entire field kept on running.
"When he finally got back on the job, Iso-Hollo completed the race in 10m 33.4s. It was the slowest-ever time for the 3,000 metres steeplechase, but then they did run an extra 450 metres."