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Watch Bernie Sanders humblebrag about winning a Brooklyn basketball championship


During Monday night's town hall event at Drake University in Iowa, presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders was asked by host Chris Cuomo about his former athletic career.

"Your brother was on CNN today," Cuomo started. "He says that back in the day, you were a great athlete. Is that true? And if so, what was the sport?"

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"You know families exaggerate a little bit," Sanders replied, before rattling off some impressive accolades from decades ago -- like his elementary school basketball team winning the borough championship.

"Hardly worth mentioning, but we did, yes," he went on. "And yes, I did take third place in the New York City indoor one-mile race.

"Good -- very good -- not great," the senator concluded.

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Former Maryland Governor and Democratic Presidential Candidate Martin O'Malley (C) speaks during the CNN Town Hall at Drake University in Des Moines , Iowa, January 25, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders (L) confers with CNN's Chris Cuomo during the CNN Town Hall at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, January 25, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 25: Democratic presidential candidate Martin O'Malley participates in a town hall forum hosted by CNN at Drake University on January 25, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. O'Malley is in Iowa trying to gain support in front of the states Feb. 1 caucuses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Senator Bernie Sanders, an independent from Vermont and 2016 Democratic presidential candidate, left, speaks with moderator Chris Cuomo during a town hall forum at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, U.S., on Monday, Jan. 25, 2016. With a week to go until the Iowa caucuses and the Democratic presidential race there in a virtual dead heat, Hillary Clinton and Sanders are mapping out divergent paths toward winning the first votes of the nomination process. Photographer: Justin Sullivan/Pool via Bloomberg
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 25: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a town hall forum hosted by CNN at Drake University on January 25, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders is in Iowa trying to gain support in front of the states Feb. 1 caucuses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
DES MOINES, IA - JANUARY 25: Democratic presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) participates in a town hall forum hosted by CNN at Drake University on January 25, 2016 in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders is in Iowa trying to gain support in front of the states Feb. 1 caucuses. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton applauds during the CNN Town Hall at Drake University in Des Moines , Iowa, January 25, 2016, ahead of the Iowa Caucus. AFP PHOTO / JIM WATSON / AFP / JIM WATSON (Photo credit should read JIM WATSON/AFP/Getty Images)
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