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Kerron Clement edges Kenyan runner to restore American gold in 400m hurdles

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United States’ Kerron Clement crosses the line to win gold in the men’s 400-meter hurdles during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Thursday, Aug. 18, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)


Kerron Clement has restored order to the 400m hurdles at the Olympics.

The 2008 silver medalist is now the 2016 gold medalist after blazing a 47.73 to edge Boniface Tumuti of Kenya on Thursday in Rio.

Yasmani Copello of Turkey took bronze.

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The United States has now won 7 of the last 9 golds in the men’s 400m hurdles finals. Both exceptions were the 2004 and 2012 victories from Felix Sanchez of the Dominican Republic.

The result is a season best for Clement (in more ways the one).

What a photo, by the way!

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