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USA’s Felix hits Brazilian, relay fails baton pass; Will re-run solo tonight

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Silver medal winner, United States’ Allyson Felix after 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 Dunham)


The United States women’s 4x100 relay team couldn’t complete the first race, but will have a chance to advance to the final in relatively unique fashion.

WATCH: U.S. women drop baton

USA superstar Allyson Felix couldn’t get the baton to English Gardner, making contact with a Brazilian runner who was intruding on the Americans’ lane.

In a post-race interview, Felix said she felt contact. Team USA has protested the result, and “The IAAF jury of appeals has confirmed that the United States women’s 4x100m relay team will re-run their relay” at 7 p.m. EDT. If the U.S. bests China’s time of 42.70, it moves on to the final.

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