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Oklahoman wins silver medal in 2008 Beijing Olympics representing Bahamas

Posted at 6:00 AM, Aug 08, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-08 09:10:09-04

An ORU alum made his mark on the 2008 Olympic games, but for another country.

Today's Oklahoma Olympian is Andretti Bain. In the spring of 2008, the ORU sprinter pulled off an upset at the NCAA outdoor championships, knocking off USC's Lionel Larry to win the 400 meter national tittle.

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Andretti ran the race in a career best of 44.62 seconds. Just a few weeks later, Bain's year got even better as he qualified for the 2008 Beijing Olympics for his native country of the Bahamas.

In Beijing, Bain was part of the Bahamas' silver-medal winning 4x400 relay team. Bain continues to run professionally and occasionally returns to Tulsa to train.

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