Friday, August 10, 2012
US sprinter breaks leg during 4x400, US comes in 2nd place
Holy shit! Earlier today (I'm sure it will be on NBC tonight) US sprinter Manteo Mitchell was running the opening leg of the 4x400 meter relay during a qualifying round when his left fibula broke about 200 meters in. Most people would stop running due to the pain or simply not being able to move. But not Manteo. He finished the next 200 meters of his leg, and handed off the baton to teammate Josh Mance in 7th place. The rest of the US squad was clearly motivated by this act of courage, and finshed in 2nd place and now have a chance to win a gold medal in the finals. Wow.