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Bahamas run down US to take 4x400m gold

Updated: Friday, 10 Aug 2012 22:09 | Comments

Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller celebrate gold
Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller celebrate gold

The Bahamas took gold in the men's 4x400 metres relay final after overhauling favourites the United States in a thrilling final leg.

Chris Brown, Demetrius Pinder, Michael Mathieu and Ramon Miller sped home in a Bahamian record time of 2 minutes 56.72 seconds, Miller passing American Angelo Taylor with just 50 metres to go.

Bryshon Nellum, Joshua Mance, Tony McQuay and Taylor claimed silver for the US with a season's best time of 2:57.05, ending a run of seven successive golds in the event.

The Bahamas finished second behind the US in Beijing four years ago.

Trinidad and Tobago's Lalonde Gordon, Jarrin Solomon, Ade Alleyne-Forte and Deon Lendore won the bronze with hosts Britain fourth.

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