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Phyllis Francis wins upset 400m title; Allyson Felix ties medal record

Karsten Warholm celebrates his 400m hurdles triumph at the IAAF World Championships London 2017 09 AUG 2017 Karsten Warholm celebrates his 400m hurdles triumph at the IAAF World Championships London 2017
Lucia Summers | 11 August, 2017, 01:14

Francis, a former Oregon Ducks sprinter, moved up from fourth place in the final 100 meters, as US teammate Allyson Felix was running on fumes and the Bahamas' Shaunae Miller-Uibo appeared to pull up a bit with a leg or foot ailment.

On Tuesday, Deajah Stevens, who elected to forgo her final year of eligibility at OR, won her 200 heat and will race again on Thursday in the semifinal. Miller-Uibo was fourth. Being world champion sounds pretty cool.

Francis set the American and collegiate indoor 400m record in 2014, winning the NCAA National Championship while competing for the University of OR, and one-upped herself on Wednesday, establishing her personal best with a time of 49.92 seconds.

Qatar's Salwa Eid Naser was second in 50.06, followed by Felix in 50.08 for bronze. The former University of OR standout from Queens, N.Y., was second at both the 2016 Olympic Trials and the USATF Outdoor Championships in June.

Japan could shoot down N. Korea missile targeting Guam: defense chief
Earlier in the day, South Korean authorities said Seoul would act against the North if the latter continued its provocations. The Commerce Department said wholesale inventories climbed by 0.7% in June after rising by an upwardly revised 0.6% in May.

Bronze in the 400m proved to be a bittersweet consolation for United States track legend Allyson Felix as she drew level with Jamaicans Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt on having won 14 world championships medals.

"But this was the race that mattered to me, the individual race, that is what it is about. I thought I was second or third", Francis said.

"You know I never really think about it too much". This win has not hit me yet, but I guess it will tomorrow when I wake up.

In other events, Botswana's Isaac Makwala continued a whirlwind week by running a pair of 200m races, including one alone, to qualify for Thursday's final.

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