Rai Benjamin

Rai Benjamin, Michael Andretti to Serve as Grand Marshals!

Two-time Long Beach race winner Michael Andretti and Tokyo Olympics silver medalist Rai Benjamin will “start the engines” of the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach as Grand Marshals during the Sept. 24-26 race weekend. Benjamin, who will serve as Saturday’s Grand Marshal for the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship race...
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Olympic News Updates for Rai Benjamin

At Tokyo Olympics 2020, Rai Benjamin with team USA wins gold medal in Athletics - Men's 4 x 400m Relay Final. Join your friends & family: Follow & support your favorite Olympic athletes in the NewsBreak app. Download the NewsBreak app for LIVE Olympic updates and local news + alerts in your area.
Boston Globe

Rai Benjamin, Michael Norman anchor US 4x400 to close out Olympic track program with gold

TOKYO — There were no bad exchanges this time as the US men won their first gold medal in a sprint race at the Tokyo Games with a victory in the 4x400-meter relay. The US men didn’t reach the final of the 4x100-meter relay, but the 4x400 team of Michael Cherry, Michael Norman, Bryce Deadmon, and Rai Benjamin was never really in trouble as they completed four laps of the Olympic oval in 2 minutes, 55.70 seconds.

Olympic medalist Rai Benjamin inspires other Mount Vernon athletes

NEW YORK - Former Mount Vernon Knight Rai Benjamin is now known as the second-fastest man in history in the 400-meter hurdles. On Monday night, Benjamin broke a world record despite taking home silver running an incredible 46.17 at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Members of Rai's graduating class along...
New York Post

Karsten Warholm, Rai Benjamin both break world record in legendary Olympic race

In just one race, two Olympians broke the same record. Norway’s Karsten Warholm and the United States’ Rai Benjamin ran arguably one of the most memorable races in Olympics history in the men’s 400m hurdles. Warholm ran a 45.94, which broke his previous world record of 46.70. Benjamin, the silver medal winner, also smashed that record by running a 46.17. Even Bronze medal winner Alison dos Santos from Brazil nearly surpassed it, finishing with a 46.72.

‘The greatest race in history’: Karsten Warholm and Rai Benjamin deliver Olympic thriller to remember

“It was probably the best race in Olympic history. I don’t even think Bolt’s 9.5 can beat that.”Rai Benjamin had just run the race of his life. He had smashed Karsten Warholm’s 400m hurdles world record of 46.70 sec in the midday heat of Tokyo’s Olympic Stadium, entering uncharted waters in the history of athletics. But, incredibly, Warholm had gone faster. “I ran 46.1 and lost,” Benjamin said with a smile. “That’s the nature of the beast.”They dragged Brazil’s rising star Alison dos Santos to 46.72, a time that would have won gold in every Olympics in history but here,...