Bahamas snaps US winning streak in men's 4x400

Bahamas snaps US winning streak in men's 4x400

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10: Ramon Miller (L) of the Bahamas approaches the finish line ahead of Angelo Taylor of the United States during the Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 10, 2012 in London, England. (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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by Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on August 10, 2012 at 4:52 PM

Updated Friday, Aug 10 at 4:54 PM

LONDON (AP) -- Ramon Miller of the Bahamas chased down Angelo Taylor of the United States in the men's 4x400-meter final Friday night to win his country's first gold medal in a relay won by America at every Olympics since 1984.

Miller lifted the Bahamas to a time of 2:56.72, .33 seconds better than the U.S.

Trinidad and Tobago took third.

The South African team, anchored by double amputee "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, fell behind well before Pistorius received the baton and finished last.

Taylor, a 400-meter hurdler, was thrust into the lineup after a flurry of injuries hit the Americans. Lashawn Merritt and Jeremy Wariner both pulled out before the preliminaries, where Manteo Mitchell ran the last 200 meters of the opening lap with a broken left fibula.
 

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