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Olympics relay: Broken leg for Manteo Mitchell of US

Discussion in 'Sports Zone' started by Arch Stanton, Aug 9, 2012.

  1. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton it was the grave marked unknown right beside

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    Olympics relay: Broken leg for Manteo Mitchell of US

    American runner Manteo Mitchell has revealed he ran the last 200m of the Olympic men's 4x400m relay heats with a broken left leg.
    Mitchell began the race for the United States, who went through to Friday's final as the second fastest team despite Mitchell's injury.
    "As soon as I took the first step past the 200m mark, I felt it break." Manteo told the USA Track and Field website.

    Read more:http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/athletics/19202411
  2. davidyee

    davidyee Maple Leaf

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    ...what an unbelievable story. If they go on to medal this man deserves one of them and also to stand or limp onto the podium.

    I love the Olympics because of the human stories that unfold.
  3. CanadianCowboysFan

    CanadianCowboysFan Lightning Rod

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    That is Jack Youngbloodesque

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