Visually Impaired Paralympians Ran The 1500-Meter Final Faster Than Anyone At The Rio Olympics

The men’s division of the 1500-meter final at the Paralympic Games last Sunday made a killing with their race times.


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The race held at Rio’s Olympic Stadium was for athletes with visual impairment.


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The racers and their pace was set so fast that the fourth place time of 3:49:59 would have been enough to win gold at the Rio Olympics, where the winning time was 3:50.


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The winner, Abdellatif Baka of Algeria, set a world record of 3 minutes and 48.29 seconds.


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Followed by Tamiru Demisse of Ethiopia, who crossed the line at 3 minutes and 48.49 seconds.


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And lastly, Henry Kirwa of Kenya, with a third-place time of 3 minutes and 49.59 seconds.


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After the race, Abdellatif talked about how much work he put to make it to the Rio Paralympic Games.


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“It wasn’t easy to get this gold medal. I’ve been working one or two years non-stop and it’s been very, very hard for me.”


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You can watch the amazing race where these champs were not only fast, they were blazing.