U.S. Runner Finishes With Broken Leg

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 09:  Manteo Mitchell of the United States and Gustavo Cuesta of Dominican Republic compete during the Men's 4 x 400m Relay Round 1 heats on Day 13 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 9, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Feng Li/Getty Images)

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    Not even a broken leg could stop U.S. runner Manteo Mitchell from finishing the last 200 meters of his relay. With about half a lap of the 4 x 400-meter relay preliminaries to go, Mitchell felt a pop in his left leg. He finished the lap at 46.1 seconds, for a total of 2 minutes, 58.87 seconds, which led Team USA to tie for first with the Bahamas. After the race, a doctor informed him he had broken his left fibula. "I figured it's what almost any person would've done in that situation," Mitchell said.

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