EXTRA/Phyllis Francis’ 400 m win even shocked her!

Phyllis Francis wins the 400 meters, with Allyson Felix (center) third and Salwa Eid Naser second (Photo: USATF)

PALM DESERT, August 10, 2017 – A crazy day of track & field, held in a heavy rain in London, ended with surprise finishes in the women’s 400 m and men’s 400 m hurdles.

In both cases, the Olympic champions from Rio went down to defeat, including a shocking finish to the women’s 400 that saw a stunned Phyllis Francis of the U.S. win her first individual world title.

We have all the details, plus the NBC/NBCSN/NBC Olympic Channel television schedule, a preview of Thursday’s finals – including a possible U.S. sweep – and much more in this EXTRA edition of The Sports Examiner.