Rotich went from next to last to first all in the final 200. Ran the entire turn in lane 2, ran part of the homestretch out in lane 3 and and I timed him in 25.5 in a 1:43.73 race!! Unreal.
When Rudisha set his WR, he closed in 26.6. Of course at the 2015 Worlds, Rudisha negative split it and ran his final 200 in 24.36, but that was a 1:46 race.
Where does this close rank?
Behind Rotich, Isaiah Harris actually ran a PB but many may not have noticed it as he finished 4th in 1:44.42.