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US wins 4x400 relay, South Africa 2nd at worlds
United States wins 4th straight men's 4x400-meter relay gold at worlds; SAfrica 2nd
By The Associated Press

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) ' The United States won its fourth straight men's 4x400-meter relay at the world championships, finishing ahead of South Africa.

Greg Nixon started off the race and handed to Bershawn Jackson. Angelo Taylor ran the third leg and LaShawn Merritt crossed the finish line first in 2 minutes, 59.31 seconds to give the United States its ninth gold medal of the championships.

South Africa finished second for silver in 2:59.87. Although double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius was left out of the lineup, he will still get a medal for running in the heats.

Jamaica took bronze in 3:00.10.

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