Felix relishes rematch with Miller-Uibo

August 09, 2017
Allyson Felix
Shaunae Miller-Uibo


LONDON (AP) -- The scrapes for Shaunae Miller-Uibo have no doubt healed. The scars from the loss for Allyson Felix have not.

Miller-Uibo used a headfirst dive at the finish to beat her American rival in the 400-meter final at the Rio de Janeiro Games last August.

Felix is very much looking forward to the rematch today at the World Championships as she tries to defend her title.

"I never get past losses. They just motivate me," Felix said. "It's a part of my story."

A lot has changed for Miller-Uibo since that day in Brazil. Namely, she got married earlier this year to Estonian decathlete Maicel Uibo.

Miller-Uibo and Felix had two of the fastest times in the semi-finals. The top time, though, belonged to Salwa Eid Naser, who represents Bahrain and set a national record in 50.08 seconds.

Felix will be chasing after her 10th gold medal at the Worlds. She's also planning on being a part of the 4x100 and 4x400 relay squads.

"I figure when my career is done, I'll look back and kind of appreciate everything," said Felix, who skipped her signature event, the 200 -- where Miller-Uibo is among the favourites -- to concentrate on the 400.

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