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Manteo Mitchell is an American hero

When the U.S. runs in tomorrow’s final of the men’s 4×400 relay, they’ll have Manteo Mitchell to thank for getting them there. The U.S. sprinter ran the first leg of the preliminary race on Thursday when Team USA tied the Bahamas in the second heat in 2 minutes, 58.87 seconds — the fastest time ever run in the first round of the relay.

But Mitchell won’t be running with his teammates during Friday’s finals. He’ll have to sit out to recover from a broken leg. A leg he broke while running in Thursday’s record-breaking prelims. Yes, he broke his leg while running the relay.

Mitchell said he felt a snap in his leg when he was halfway through his opening lap of the 4×400. “It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,” he said. But Mitchell knew his teammate was only 200 meters away, so he continued to run. On a broken leg.

He ran 200 meters on a broken leg.

Give this guy a statue.

 

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

9 Comments for Manteo Mitchell is an American hero



  1. Big Blue 66
    6:23 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    he just may qualify for this years Chuck Norris, “ahhh walk it off” award



  2. WhatSheOrder?FishFilet?
    6:29 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    #respec



  3. ouch
    6:59 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    This dude is a BAMF.



  4. BullittEast Charger
    7:03 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    USA USA USA, greatest country on the planet!



  5. twkny
    7:04 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    Hats off to this cat. in a world full of athelets who sit out due to turf toe he should never have to have his man-card checked. what a bad a$$. GO USA



  6. Barney Frank
    7:21 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    Perthunully, I love the Third Leg.



  7. James K
    8:06 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    Didn’t the Chinese guy do the same thing?



  8. Sheriff Buford T. Justice
    8:40 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    BOSS.



  9. Delk00
    10:23 pm August 9, 2012 Permalink

    Greg Jennings! (Manteo Mitchell) He put the team on his back, for the Olympics. Broke is f’n leg!