Updated August 2, 2017
Originally run December 11, 2016.
The women’s 400 meters in London will be a battle between Allyson Felix and Shaunae Miller-Uibo. Both are fit and both want to win! Here’s Maurice Greene and I speaking on the Rio 400 meters, which was one of the most exciting races of the Olympics!
The women’s 400 meter race was one of the finest races of the entire Olympics. Shaunae Miller, a Bahamanian who has shown great promised, outleaned or outleaped (both legal) Allyson Felix. Allyson Felix si the most bemedaled Olympic women athlete in history. Shauanae and Allyson battled to the very end, when Shaunae outleaned Allyson Felix. This move was a totally text book move by two athletes who were worn out. In truth, Allyson Felix had just dealt with this at the July US Olympic Trials, where she was outleaned by Jennifer Prendini. Yet, an ignorant or pandering, you choose, American TV crew made Shaunae Miller out to be the bad person.
I believed that both athletes handled themselves with class, and it may have been Allyson’s finest race in years. Yet, what pained me, was that Shaunae Miller did not get the cred she deserved for the race!
Maurice Greene and I discussed this fine race in the 400 meter final podcast. We hope that you will enjoy it!