On a rainy night, it’s only right that a Duck would emerge victorious.
American sprinter Phyllis Francis burst down the last 100 meters of a wet track Wednesday night in London to earn a stunning victory in the 400m final.
Francis set the American and collegiate indoor 400m record in 2014, winning the NCAA National Championship while competing for the University of Oregon, and one-upped herself on Wednesday, establishing her personal best with a time of 49.92 seconds. View the 2016 Olympian’s surge to the finish below (be sure to listen for the shocked crowd’s reaction).
It's 🥇 for @usatf's Phyllis Francis in the women's 400m.
— IAAF (@iaaforg) August 9, 2017
Francis came from behind to beat Bahamian sprinter and reigning Olympic champion Shaunae Miller-Uibo, who appeared to pull up with an injury with mere meters remaining, and 2015 world champion (and USC graduate) Allyson Felix.