Friday 16 November, 2018

LONDON 2017: Trinidad and Tobago win men's 4x400 relay

Trinidad and Tabago's Lalonde Gordon celebrates with teammate Jeremy Richards after they won the gold medal in the Men's 4x400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Trinidad and Tabago's Lalonde Gordon celebrates with teammate Jeremy Richards after they won the gold medal in the Men's 4x400 meters relay final at the World Athletics Championships in London Sunday, Aug. 13, 2017.

Trinidad and Tobago swept past the United States in the men's 4x400-metre relay to earn the last big upset of the 2017 London IAAF World Championships in the final event.

Lalonde Gordon stayed in the slipstream of Fred Kerley for most of the last lap but then pushed past the American to win in 2 minutes, 58.12 seconds. The U.S. team was second in 2:58.61. Britain took bronze in 2:59.00.

The United States had not lost at the world championships since 2003, but the Americans did lose in the Olympic final at the 2012 London Games in the same stadium.