Relay Runner Makes It To The Finals Despite Breaking Leg During Race
Aug 10, 2012 12:28
On Thursday, sprinter Manteo Mitchell became an instant inspiration
during the first-leg of the 4x400 meter relay preliminaries. The
25-year-old from Cullowhee, N.C., had 200 meters to go before
passing the baton when he heard a POP!
Unfortunately, that pop wasn't the sound of a starter gun. That sound turned out the be his left fibula which had suffered a complete break. "It felt like somebody literally just snapped my leg in half," he said.
Faced with only two options (keep running or stop and lose the race) Manteo decided to push through for his team by finishing his heat in 46.1 seconds. After he finished the lap, he limped to the side to watch his teammates finish
the race and qualify for the final.
A few hours later, doctors
confirmed that Manteo had indeed run the last half-lap with a broken
left fibula. But given that it was not a compound fracture, the bone is expected to heal on its own in four to six weeks.
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