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Athletics - 21. September 2007.

Richards named Athlete of the Week


The 2006 IAAF Athlete of the Year, Richards earned half of the million-dollar jackpot by going undefeated in the women's 400 in Golden League competition. In the last meet of the series, she streaked to victory in the women's 400m in a world-leading 49.27 seconds. Richards' other Golden League wins came in Oslo June 15, Paris July 6, Rome July 13, Zurich September 7 and Brussels last Friday.

Now in its sixth 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 the USATF website. Selections are based on top performances and results from the previous week.




100 - 11.15 Carmelita Jeter (Nike) - Berlin, GER 9/16

200 - 22.81 Torri Edwards (Nike) - Brussels, BEL 9/14

400 - 49.27 Sanya Richards (Nike) - Berlin, GER 9/16 World leader

800 - 2:02.25 Sasha Spencer (Nike) - Rovereto, ITA 9/12

Mile - 4:27.35 Erin Donohue (Nike) - Brussels, BEL 9/14 U.S. leader

5000 - 14:55.02 Kara Goucher (Nike) - Berlin, GER 9/16

100H - 12.61 Michelle Perry (Nike) - Brussels, BEL 9/14

400H - 56.99 Sheena Johnson (Nike) - Rovereto, ITA 9/12

HJ - 1.90/6-2.75 Amy Acuff (Asics) - Brussels, BEL 9/14

TJ - 13.37/43-10.5 Tiombe Hurd (Nike) - Dubnica, SVK 9/16

SP - 16.82/55-2.25 Kristin Heaston (Nike) - Rovereto, ITA 9/12

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