Berlin 09 Diary: Day 7, Women's 200m: ALLYSON, Note by Larry Eder



Allyson Felix, 200 meter rounds, photo courtesy of

Allyson Felix won the World Champs in 2005 and 2007. In 2008, Veronica Campbell-Brown suprised Allyson Felix in Beijing and took the gold, and Felix took the silver.

What a difference a year makes. Allyson was in lane six, Veronica was in lane five, Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas was in lane four and Muna Lee was in lane three.

Allyson Felix had a good start, so did Veronica Campbell-Brown and they came off the turn nearly even. That was when Allyson Felix put the burners on and powered away, winning in 22.02 to 22.35.

Muna Lee was making a game run for third, but Debbie Ferguson-McKenzie of the Bahamas took the bronze in 22.41, with Muna Lee in fourth in 22.48.

Allyson Felix has now won three 200 meter titles now. In the press conference, Allyson did say she would trade three WC medals for one gold medal in a certain Olympic competition.

Just two more years to wait.....

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