Allyson Felix named USATF Athlete of the Week

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    INDIANAPOLIS -Allyson Felix has been named USA Track & Field's Athlete of the Week after winning an impressive double, the women's 100 meters and 400m, Friday at the Qatar IAAF World Super Tour 2007 in Doha, Qatar.

    The 2005 World 200m champion, Felix started off her night with a win in the women's 100m, crossing the line in 11.27 seconds. A little less than an hour later, Felix dominated the women's 400m where she blasted her way to a new personal record and world-leading 50.40 for the win.

    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.

    2007 USATF Athlete of the Week Winners: January 2, Thomas Morgan; January 9, Jacquelyn Coward; January 16, Ryan Hall; January 23, Johnny Dutch; January 30, Shalane Flanagan; February 6, Gail Devers; February 13, Alan Culpepper; February 20, Bernard Lagat; February 27, Christian Cantwell; March 6, Fasil Bizuneh; March 13, Natasha Hastings; March 20, Anthony Famiglietti; March 27, Nadine O'Connor; April 4, Natasha Hastings; April 10, Diana Pickler; April 17, Shalane Flanagan; April 24, Virginia Tech women's team, Ryan Hall; May 1, Jen Rhines; May 8, Walter Henning; May 15, Allyson Felix.

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