London 2017 Diary: Considering the women's 400 meters

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Allyson Felix returned to the London Olympic stadium on July 9 and ran the fastest time in the world over 400 meters. Her 49.65 was well run, and the distance between her and the rest of the field should be noted.

ALLYSON FELIX 🇺🇸 SETS THE FASTEST 400M TIME IN THE 🌎 THIS YEAR WITHIN JUST WEEKS OF BEING BACK IN LONDON TO DEFEND HER WORLD TITLE - RESULTS 1 49.65 WL FELIX, Allyson 🇺🇸 2 50.29 SB OKOLO, Courtney 🇺🇸 4* 3 50.40 PB LITTLE, Shamier 🇺🇸 4 50.60 - - WILLIAMS-MILLS, Novlene 🇯🇲 1* 5 50.77 - - JACKSON, Shericka 🇯🇲 5* 6 50.85 - - HASTINGS, Natasha 🇺🇸 2* 7 51.67 SB DIAMOND, Emily 🇬🇧 8 52.23 - - GUEI, Florian 🇫🇷 9 53.22 - - CHAMBERS, Verone 🇯🇲 - * position in Diamond Race series rankings (top 5) - RACE STATS @af85 -> Half Splits: 24.0/25.6 - American Record: 48.70 RICHARDS-ROSS, Sanya 🇺🇸 (2006) Meet Record: 49.05 RICHARDS-ROSS, Sanya 🇺🇸 (2006) 2017 World Lead: 49.72 HAYES, Quanera 🇺🇸 (Sacramento) - QUOTE "It was good," the 31-year-old Felix said of her effort. "I just wanted to put my plan together and execute my race. I just wanted to run my race and concentrate on me. This is my first Diamond League [this year] so it is good to get underway with a win. I am looking forward to get some more training in before the world champs. It was great to get a run out on the track before the champs." -FELIX - #londondl #mulleranniversarygames #allysonfelix #diamondleague #roadtolondon #london2017 #dyestat #milesplit #letsrun #flotrack #usatf #worlderunners #worldrunners #goat #nikeplus #justdoit #nikerunning #tracknation #trackandfield #track #raceday #runnershigh #runnerslife #runnerspace #tracklife #trackday #runner #run #runners #running

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Essentlially, the race over 400 meters in London will come down to, more than likely, Allyson Felix and Rio 2016 champion, Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Shaunae Miller-Uibo was castigated by many for leaning at the tape and falling in Rio. Truth was, it was one of the most amazing races from Rio and that type of finish has been seen and used by many athletes in past races. In fact, Jenni Prandini had leaned, fallend, leaped at the USA Olympic Trials in 2016, and taken last place in 200 meters from Allyson Felix.

Allyson Felix wants to win this race, and so does Shaunae MIllier-Uibo. That tellls me that we have a rivalry, and one heck of a 400 meter race coming in one month!

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