Kenya’s Boniface Mucheru broke the national record with a time of 47.78s on his way to winning an Olympic silver medal in the men’s 400 meter hurdles. America’s Kerron Clement won gold in 47.73s.
After the last hurdle, Mucheru looked strong enough to pip Clement to gold, but the American held on to win.
Clement, 30, made the Olympic medal stand for the third time in his career. We won silver in the event in Beijing in 2008 and was part of the U.S. gold-medal team in the 4×400 relay that year.