Nice to see USA Track & Field giving her the notice she deserves!
Felix named USATF Athlete of the Week
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
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
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
Video of Felix’s race via Universal Sports