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    U.S. Wins 4x100m Relay

    LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 10:  Carmelita Jeter of the United States celebrates winning gold in the Women's 4 x 100m Relay Final on Day 14 of the London 2012 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 10, 2012 in London, England.  (Photo by Alexander Hassenstein/Getty Images)

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    Now that’s what you call passing the baton with style. The U.S. women’s 4x100 meter relay team won gold in their Olympic race Friday. The team also set a new world record: 40.82 seconds. By the race’s super-speedy standards, Jamaica’s relay team was left in the dust, finishing .23 seconds later to earn silver. The U.S. team’s new world record obliterates the old top time of 41.37 seconds set by East Germany in 1985.

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