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Yes, an Olympic runner dove for the gold, and yes, that is totally legal


Allyson Felix was about to win gold in the women's 400-meter dash. Then this happened.

Shaunae Miller, running for the Bahamas, dove across the finish line. That got her the gold by the tiny margin of .07 seconds over Team USA's Felix for an overall time of 49.44 seconds.

And according to the International Association of Athletics Federations rulebook, whoever has "any part of their bodies" cross the finish line first wins.

A lot of U.S. fans weren't exactly happy with Miller's tactic.

Should Shaunae Miller have won the gold for her dive?

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Bahamas' Shaunae Miller falls over the finish line to win gold ahead of United States' Allyson Felix, right, in the women's 400-meter final during the athletics competitions of the 2016 Summer Olympics at the Olympic stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Monday, Aug. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Felix got a solid consolation prize though. Her silver medal means she now has more Olympic medals in U.S. women's track and field than anyone else, with seven. She topped Jackie Joyner-Kersee for the top spot. 

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