Riddle #11

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Running a race

If you were running a race, and you passed the person in 2nd place, what place would you be in now?
You would be in 2nd. Well, you passed the person in second place, not first.
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The day before yesterday Cindy was 17. Next year she will be 20. How can this be?
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Breaking the record in the Olympics

During the Summer Olympics, a fellow competed in the long jump and out-jumped everybody. He didn't just win the event, he actually broke the world record held for that event. Nobody broke his record for the remainder of the Olympics, and still today his name is in the record books. However, even though he holds the world record, he never received a medal in the long jump. How did he manage to do so well, but not receive a medal?
He was competing in the decathlon. He won the long jump event, but didn't perform very well in the other events. He lost the decathlon, so he didn't receive any medals (even though he hold the world record for long jump).
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Missing letter

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How far can you run

How far can you run into the woods?
Half way. If you go in any further, you’d be running OUT of the woods.
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Possession of the team

Name the only sport in which the ball is always in possession of the team on defense, and the offensive team can score without touching the ball?
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