This is amazing! Mic.com
Algeria’s Abdellatif Baka — who is visually impaired — ran the 1500m race in three minutes and 48.29 seconds. That’s 17 seconds faster than 2016 Olympic gold medalist Matthew Centrowitz.
Ethiopia’s Tamiru Demisse and Kenya’s Henry Kirwa placed second and third just a few milliseconds behind Baka. Baka’s brother, Fouad, finished in fourth place with a time of three minutes and 49.84 seconds.
He was also faster than the 2016 Olympic Champion.
And yeah NBC is covering 66 hours of Paralympic action, compared to 6,755 hours of regular Olympics.
Here’s more video from the opening ceremonies: