Allyson Felix Named USATF Athlete of the week, by Katie Landry, USATF, note by Larry Eder

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Allyson Felix, 2012 Doha DL, photo by PhotoRun.net

Allyson Felix, at the age of twenty six, has competed in four World Championships, and two Olympics already, and is aiming for her third Olympic team. Her brilliant run in Doha, running a fine 10.92 for the 100 meters, showed that her fitness level is high and that, technically, Allyson Felix may be in the best shape of her life!

Nice to see USA Track & Field giving her the notice she deserves!

Felix named USATF Athlete of the Week

5/16/2012
 
INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning the 100 meters in 10.92 seconds at the Doha Diamond League meet on Friday.

Felix, the two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 200m, dropped down from her signature distance to defeat the reigning Olympic 100m champion Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce and 200m champion Veronica Campbell-Brown, both of Jamaica.

Felix's time is the third fastest in the world this year, and set a personal and meet record.

Now in its 11th year, USATF's Athlete of the Week program is designed to recognize outstanding performers at all levels of the sport. USATF names a new honoree each week and features the athlete on www.usatf.org. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.

2012 Winners: January 5, Landon Peacock; January 11, Kirubel Erassa; January 18, Shalane Flanagan; January 26, John Nunn; February 1, Gunnar Nixon; February 8, Jenn Suhr; February 14, Jillian-Camarena Williams; February 22, Brycen Spratling; February 28, Chaunte Lowe; March 7, Eric Broadbent; March 14, Ashton Eaton; March 21, Jeanne Daprano; March 27, Wallace Spearmon; April 3, Trevor Barron; April 9, Kevin Castille; April 18, Brittney Reese; April 25, Amy Sproston; May 2, Leo Manzano; May 9, Stephanie Brown-Trafton; May 16, Allyson Felix

Learn more about Allyson Felix through her USATF bio, and follow her on twitter at @AllysonFelix.

Video of Felix's race via Universal Sports





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