GB 4x400m relay women finish fifth

GB 4x400m relay women finish fifth

Christine Ohuruogu, centre, ran the final leg of the race for GB

Christine Ohuruogu, left, ran the final leg of the race for GB

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Britain's women finished fifth in the 4x400m relay final at the Olympic Stadium.

The United States quartet of DeeDee Trotter, Allyson Felix, Francena McCorory and Sanya Richards-Ross cruised to victory ahead of Russia and Jamaica.

Individual silver medallist Christine Ohuruogu was on the final leg, with Shana Cox, Lee McConnell and Perri Shakes-Drayton contesting the other legs.

Ohuruogu said: "I knew it was going to be hard, I was trying to run and catch the Ukrainian, but in front of the Ukrainian was someone else so it was hard."

Shakes-Drayton, who just missed out on a place in the 400m hurdles final, added: "Today we would have loved to have got a medal, but it didn't go our way. But as a whole, as a team, we've done very well. We've run a season's best (3:24.76), that's the best we've ever run together.

"I had unfinished business to do considering what happened in my own event so I went out there and gave it all I could do."


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