Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/9/12
Manteo Mitchell was running full speed, carrying the baton for the U.S. He was running a little slow at first, he said, and felt his ankle cramping at the 50-meter mark. He passed 100-meters, and his leg felt weird. He kept running. This was the first leg of the 4X400-meter relay semifinal Thursday, and Mitchell kept running while his teammates waited ahead. He got to the halfway point, 200 meters, and heard a loud crack. "It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half,'' he said. "I felt it break.'' He screamed. He kept running. This was the best story of the Olympics that no one paid attention to, Manteo Mitchell running a semifinal sprint on a broken leg. Could you keep going on a broken left fibula? "(F)or the RED WHITE & BLUE,'' he wrote on his Facebook page Thursday, "I WAS WILLING TO DO ANYTHING TO WIN!'' Later Thursday night, Usain Bolt was set to win the 200 meter gold and take the world's attention. He is the dominant force of the Games, but it's th...
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