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Former NSU runner qualifies in Olympic relay
Former NSU runner qualifies in Olympic relay

By Cindy Clayton
The Virginian-Pilot
© August 9, 2012

Former Norfolk State University standout Chris Brown and the team from the Bahamas qualified this morning in Round 1 of the men’s 4X400-meter relay event at the Olympics.

The team finished with a time of 2:58.87, the same time as the U.S. team, according to the London Olympics website.

The two teams were the top qualifiers in the event, followed by Trinidad and Tobago and Great Britain who both finished with a time of 3:00.38. The teams from Cuba, Belgium, Russia and Venezuela also qualified.

The South African team, including "Blade Runner" Oscar Pistorius, failed to qualify because one member of the team crashed into a member of the team from Kenya, according to the Associated Press. The International Association of Athletics Federations later reported that the South African team would be allowed to advance to the final after an appeal. 

The Kenyan team was disqualified for impeding the South African runner.

Chris Brown also ran in the men’s 400-meter final on Monday, but finished fourth, missing a bronze medal.

To learn more about the track events, visit the Olympics website.

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