Miller-Uibo clocks world-leading time in 400m

Miller-Uibo clocks world-leading time in 400m
Shaunae Miller-Uibo. (PHOTO: DIAMOND LEAGUE)

NASSAU, BAHAMAS — Shaunae Miller-Uibo turned in another strong performance on the track over the weekend as athletes work to get into top form ahead of the Tokyo Olympics.

Miller-Uibo clocked a world lead of 49.08 seconds in the women’s 400-meters (m) at the USATF Grand Prix on Saturday. American Lynna Irby came in a close second in 50.28 seconds.

“We’ve been working on getting our strength up and now that we are in the middle of the season, we are going to work on speed and getting ready to put down some great performances in the 200s,” she said.

Miller-Uibo is expected to contest the 200m at the Olympic Games in Tokyo, Japan, this summer. She currently holds the world world-leading time in that race as well. She clocked 22.03 seconds at the Pure Athletics Track Meet earlier this month in Clermont, Florida.