Reigning World Champion and Olympic gold-medal contender - Allyson Felix is set to compete at the adidas Track Classic on May 18, organizers announced today.
The adidas Track Classic will begin at 12:30 p.m. on May 18 at The Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills, and will be broadcast live on ESPN from 1 p.m.-3 p.m. PDT (4 p.m.-6 p.m. EDT).
Felix also won three gold medals at the World Championships, at 200 meters and both the 4x100 and 4x400-meter relays. In defending her 200-meter title, the Los Angeles native ran 21.81 seconds, the fastest time in the world by any woman in the last eight years. A 2004 Olympic silver medalist, the 22-year-old finished the year ranked not only #1 in the world at 200 meters, but #3 at 400 meters and #6 at 100 meters. For their efforts, Felix and Gay were named the 2007 Jesse Owens Award winners as the top track-and-field athletes in the United States.