Bahamas beat USA in 4x400; Oscar Pistorius, South Africa last

Bahamas' Ramon Miller beats United States' Angelo Taylor

Bahamas' Ramon Miller beats United States' Angelo Taylor across the line to win the men's 4 x 400-meter relay during the athletics in the Olympic Stadium at the 2012 Summer Olympics, London. (Aug. 10, 2012) (Credit: AP)

LONDON -- 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.



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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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