bill-swift - August 11, 2012
When USA qualified for Friday's 4x400m relay final on Thursday evening with the second fastest time of 2 minutes. 58.87 seconds, there seemed to be very little drama involved.
But later in the evening it was revealed that Manteo Mitchell, who ran the first leg of their sprint did so with a broken leg! Jesus, I asked for wheelchair when I broke my little finger.
And he was still able to complete his opening lap in a time of 46.1 seconds, with Joshua Mance, Tony McQuay and Bryshon Nellium finishing off the semi-final for the US.
Mitchell said that "It hurt so bad. I'm pretty amazed that I split (close to) 45 seconds on a broken leg." You're not the only one mate.
Manteo has been labelled an American hero by members of the USA Track and Field team for his determination to help out his team mate and now they still have an opportunity to defend their crown having won every 4x400 Olympic title they've participated in.
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