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Mitchell-Blake Anchors Great Britain to Silver

by Aaron Hyder
Mitchell-Blake Anchors Great Britain to Silver

Doha, Qatar – Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake, a former LSU sprinter, anchored the Great Britain 4×100 meter relay to silver on Saturday at the IAAF World Championships in Qatar.

The Brits clocked the third fastest time in world history with a time of 37.36 for their silver medal. The Americans, who won the title, set the American record mark with the second fastest time of all-time, a 37.10. Mitchell-Blake received the stick on anchor for Great Britain in second place and he out sprinted Japan’s anchor to secure the silver for Great Britain. It’s Mitchell-Blake’s second career medal at the world championships; he won gold in 2017 as the anchor of the British 4×1.

The final day of the IAAF World Championships will take place on Sunday. Vernon Norwood is in the relay pool for the 4×400 meter finals that will air on NBC at 1:30 p.m. CT. Norwood ran in the Saturday heat to qualify the U.S. squad for Sunday.