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The 1996 Atlanta Track and Field Grand Prix was held two months prior to the Summer Olympics as a “warm up” to the USATF Olympic Trials.
Two of the favorites in this race was Butch Reynolds & Deon Minor won by Reynolds in 44.33. It also had Briton’s Iwan Thomas and Roger Black.
Here’s a brief recap of Butch Reynold’s Olympic journey:
- 1988 Olympics – 400 meter Silver medal and 4×400 meter Gold medal (click on the links for the videos)
- 1992 Olympics Trials – 5th place and selected to the 4×400 meter relay pool but did not run most likely of the controversy of the IAAF “tainted” rule.
- 1996 – 43.91 and 2nd in Olympic Trials, but injured at the Olympic Games.
UPDATE: Sorry, the video is no longer on YouTube.