The women’s 400 meters was one of the most surprising events of the London 2017 World Champs. With 50 meters to go, Shaunae Miller-Uibo was leading, and then, she looked up to the big screen, and then, hit her foot on the track, and then, her race fell apart. Phyllis Francis ran the race of her life, with a PB of 49.92. Salwa Eid Nassar, of Bahrain, who was running fantastically through the rounds, took silver in an NR of 50.06. Allyson Felix took her fifteenth medal in World Championships, in 50.08.
The presser was interesting, full things said and not said. Phyllis Francis ran a gutty race, as did Nassar. Kudos to Allyson Felix who got out of the race as much as she could have, in cold and wet conditions.