Jamaica Wins Gold in the Women’s 4X400 M Relay. [Full Video]

during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Jamaica stunned the United States in the last women’s track race of the world championships as Novlene Williams-Mills snatched the 4×400 metres relay gold by passing Francena McCorory in the final 10 metres of a thrilling race.

during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Jamaican ladies celebrate during day nine of the 15th IAAF World Athletics Championships Beijing 2015 at Beijing National Stadium on August 30, 2015 in Beijing, China.

Jamaica had held a 15 M lead over the United States at half-way, after strong runs by Christine Day and Shericka Jackson, only to see America’s individual 400 M champion, Allyson Felix deliver an astonishing leg to chase down and catch Stephenie Ann McPherson and hand over the stick for the anchor leg with a slight lead. Felix’s leg of the relay was timed unofficially at 47.7sec but it was to prove in vain as Novlene Williams-Mills ran a shrewd final lap to overhaul a tiring Francena McCorory and win Jamaica’s third relay gold medal of the Beijing championships, and her nation’s seventh of the week. Jamaica clocked 3min 19.13sec, to the United States’ 3:19.44 with Britain taking bronze in 3:23.62.

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