Athletics

Brazier suffers shock defeat

Donavan Brazier.   | Photo Credit: PATRICK SMITH

World champion Donavan Brazier’s Olympic dreams were shattered on Monday as the overwhelming favourite in the men’s 800 metres suffered a shock defeat in a make-or-break U.S. trials.

The 24-year-old ran out of gas with 200 metres to go, finishing dead last.

Clayton Murphy, 26, who picked up bronze at the Rio 2016 Olympics, won in a blistering, world-leading 1:43.17. Isaiah Jewett, 24, finished second.


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