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Russia wins women’s 4x400 relay at worlds

August 17, 2013

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia won the women’s 4x400-meter relay at the world championships, holding off the United States at the end.

The Russian team of Yulia Gushchina, Tatyana Firova, Kseniya Ryzhova and Antonina Krivoshapka won the race in 3 minutes, 20.19 seconds.

The defending champion American team, with Jessica Beard, Natasha Hastings, Ashley Spencer and Francena McCorory running, finished second in 3:20.41.

The Americans ran without Allyson Felix, who tore her right hamstring in the 200 final on Friday.

Britain earned bronze in 3:22.61.

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