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Cabral Finishes 8th in Olympic Steeplechase

"I just didn't bring it today," Cabral said after the race in Rio.



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    Donald Cabral competes in the men's 3000m Steeplechase final on Day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 17, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Runner Donn Cabral, of Glastonbury, is happy with his Olympic experience in Rio, but he will go home without a medal.

    Cabral finished 8th in the men's 3,000m steeplechase finals on Wednesday.

    "I don't know what it was. I didn't bring it today," Cabral said after the race. "I felt really good mentally coming in, very prepared and focused, but there's only so much you can do and it was a really big disappointment."

    Cabral started the race towards the back of the pack and was never really able to catch the leaders, which included his American teammate, Evan Jager, who took the silver medal.

    "I'm so excited for Evan. I think he's really the won that has dreamed of it the most and that really has been able to feel it and sense it, and has come up short a few times, so I am really happy to see that," he said.

    Rio marks the second Olympics for Cabral. He finished 8th overall in the London Games in 2012.

    Despite his performance in Rio, Cabral said he has truly appreciated all of the well wishes he has received from back home in Glastonbury.

    "I've gotten so much support. I hope they can take pride in this and not feel the same disappointment that I feel in finishing where I finished today," Cabral said. "Thank you guys so much for the support. It has been really amazing."