Run with Perseverance

Manteo Mitchell ran the lead-off leg for the United States quartet, who went through to Friday’s final at the London Olympics as the second fastest team despite Mitchell’s injury. “As soon as I took the first step past the 200m mark, I felt my leg break.” Manteo told the USA Track and Field website. “I didn’t want to let the three guys or the team down, so I just ran on it.”

Mitchell breaks leg