BRUSSELS – Shaunae Miller-Uibo won her second Diamond League final in as many weeks, setting a world leading time in the 400 meters at the Van Damme Memorial to add to her 200 title.
It also gave the Bahamian $100,000 for her two victories.
After a disappointing world championships, where she stubbed her foot when leading in the 400 home straight before falling out of the medals, she got her revenge Friday.
Despite the cold and wet conditions following torrential rains, Miller-Uibo finished in 49.46 seconds, to beat the year’s previous best time set by Allyson Felix by .19 seconds.
“I’ve had so many ups and downs this year that to come home with the win tonight feels amazing,” said Miller-Uibo.
Salwa Eid Naser also beat the 50-second mark and set a Bahraini record of 49.88.
Jamaicans Shericka Jackson, 51.16, Novlene Williams-Mills, 51.27 and Stephenie Ann McPherson, 51.72 were 5th, 6th and 7th respectively.
Miller-Uibo won the final of the 200 in a national record at the Zurich Weltklasse last week.
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