Sacramento, Calif. • Francena McCorory had to wait for the replay to see the best race of her life. The U.S. women’s 400-meter champion has a tendency to run with her eyes closed.
Not that it mattered much.
McCorory won Saturday in the U.S. Outdoor Track and Field Championships, finishing in 49.48 seconds to edge Olympic champion Sanya Richards-Ross.
McCorory had her best career time and the fastest in the world this year. She did it despite running three-quarters of the race with her eyes closed, something the sprinter has done since she first took up running as a 12-year-old.
The 25-year-old beat a field that included Richards-Ross, reigning outdoor champ Natasha Hastings and Dee Dee Trotter, the 2012 bronze medalist.
The Associated Press
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