According to Shaunae Miller-Uibo, her legs are too long to suit the two-time Olympic champion to the tight, vertiginous nature of indoor 400m running.
“I never get the chance to stretch out my legs,” said the 1.85m (6ft) tall Bahamian when she arrived in Serbia for the World Athletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 22.
Still, the four turns the 27-year-old negotiated in the Stark Arena were not enough to prevent her from claiming her first world indoor or outdoor title as a senior. Neither, for that matter, was the challenge of Olympic 400m hurdles bronze medallist Femke Bol.
Drawn out in lane six, Miller-Uibo managed to use her long levers to good effect from the off.
Breaking for the inside lane ahead of her young Dutch rival, she passed halfway in 23.43, then stretched clear down the back straight and eased to a clear victory in 50.31 – 0.10 shy of the area record she set last year.
SOURCE: WORLD ATHLETICS