At least they didn’t drop the stick

The U.S. men had been outrun in an Olympics or world championship 4x100 relay only twice before London. Far more often, they had beaten themselves by messing up a handoff. Read related article.

The U.S. men have beaten themselves by messing up a handoff far more often than being outrun.
"The Complete Book of the Olympics" by David Wallechinsky and Jaime Loucky; IAAF; "The Sports Book" (2007). The Washington Post. Published on August 11, 2012, 9:38 p.m.
 
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