Felix and Lagat named Athletes of the Week
INDIANAPOLIS - Allyson Felix and Bernard Lagat have been named USA Track & Field's Athletes of the Week after Felix brought home gold medals in the women's 200 meters, 4x100m amd 4x400m and Lagat won the men's 1,500 and 5,000m at the 2007 IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Osaka, Japan.
The 2005 World 200m champion, Felix defended her title with the largest margin of victory in World Championships history, striding to the gold medal and a huge personal best of 21.81 seconds, the fastest time run by a woman this century. She then took part in the women's 4x100m relay that brought home the gold in 41.98 seconds. Felix closed out an amazing championships with another gold medal and perhaps the fastest 4x400m relay leg ever by an American woman at a major championship. Felix's leg was unofficially clocked by multiple observers as 48.0 . For her efforts, Allyson Felix became the second woman in history to win three gold medals at a single World Championships.
photos Janos Schmidt