Mixed 4x400m Relay Final | World Athletics Championships Doha 2019. Female Polish runner starts final leg with huge lead, four men beat her to the Finish line. Oh dear. How sad. Never mind.

Our thanks to Chris for this (video, 12:58). The final leg of the race was run by a Polish woman, the other runners in that leg were men.

The last leg is over 7:57 – 8:55, and 8:14 – 8:18 is particularly special. I confidently predict that the rules for such mixed events in future will require that men and women do not compete on the same legs, because the alternative is to expose the performance of female athletes as so inferior to that of the men (as here, 8:14 – 8:18).

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