They drill it into your head from Little Athletics onwards that you’ve always gotta run through the line, but god damn this is some next-level biz.

The women’s 400m sprint ended in supremely wild circumstances a short time ago, with a dramatic dive over the line being the difference between gold and silver.

Bahamian runner Shaunae Miller somehow managed to pip American legend Allyson Felix in unbelievably dramatic circumstances, with Miller literally falling over the line to pip Felix by the barest of margins.

Miller, running out of lane 7, pushed herself to the absolute limits of her body’s capability, stumbling in the final metres of the race and crossing the finish line mid-tumble.

The photo finish from the race shows just how bloody close the finish was.

I mean, there’s lunging for the finish line, and then there’s smacking Y like you’re playing ‘Trials‘ and bailout finish is turned on. Hooley dooley.

Miller’s official time of 49.44seconds was a mere .07 of a second ahead of Felix, with Jamaican Shericka Jackson taking 3rd.

The Games is full of instantly historic and memorable images. And the one of Miller flying over the finish line definitely just joined them.

Wild, wild stuff.

Photo: Alexander Hassenstein/Getty.