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PHOTOS: Leicester joins pantheon of major sporting upsets

Leicester's achievement of winning the Premier League title is one of the most unlikely of sporting achievements and stands in comparison with some of the great upsets in sports history.

The prospect of Leicester being champion was something few predicted a year ago when the team was scrapping to avoid relegation from the Premier League. Leicester's previous best finish in England's top soccer league was second in 1928-29.

At the start of this season, some bookmakers offered odds of 5000-1 on Leicester winning the title.

Here, The Associated Press looks back at some other memorable sporting surprises:

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