Felix Wins Gold in 200-Meter Race

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08:  Allyson Felix of the United States celebrates after winning gold in the Women's 200m Final on Day 12 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 8, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

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    That’s got to feel good. U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix won her first gold medal on Wednesday, cruising to victory in the 200-meter sprint with a time of 21.88 seconds. The 26-year-old had come close to winning at both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics, when she took home silver in the event. Felix beat out teammate Carmelita Jeter, who came in third with a time of 22.14 seconds. The 200 wasn’t the only bright spot for American track and field. Brittney Reese won the long jump while Aries Merritt took gold in the 110-meter hurdles.

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