August 26, 2004 |
Allyson Felix's learning curve will include learning how to run the curve on the 200. But the 18-year-old sprinter has come so far so fast, it seems no lesson is beyond her grasp. Barely a year after her graduation from Los Angeles Baptist High, the youngest member of the U.S. track team earned a silver medal Wednesday in her first Olympic final.
August 10, 2012 |
LONDON - Allyson Felix could not believe what the Olympic Stadium scoreboard was telling her. She had taken the baton from Tianna Madison and did her part well on the second leg of the U.S. 400-meter relay team Friday before handing the baton to Bianca Knight, who got it to Carmelita Jeter for a blazing anchor leg. As Jeter crossed the finish line she pointed to the clock and screamed. Felix gasped: Their time was 40.82 seconds, eclipsing the world record of 41.37 set 27 years ago by East Germany.
June 21, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. - USA Track and Field recently resolved its lengthy administrative turmoil by hiring Max Siegel, a former NASCAR and music industry executive, as its chief executive. Now the organization's focus can shift to supporting athletes and raising the sport's Olympic medal count from 23 at the 2008 Beijing Games to its stated goal of 30 in London. Making the U.S. team will be half the battle. The trials, which began Thursday, figure to be toughest in the sprints and hurdles, traditionally Team USA's strongest events.
August 13, 2005 |
Justin Gatlin's phone rang at 8 a.m. on Friday. At the other end was Allyson Felix, who calls him "my sidekick" and sought his reassurance as she prepared for the 200-meter final at the world championships. "She said, 'I'm nervous,' " Gatlin recalled. "I said, 'What are you nervous about? You beat Veronica Campbell head to head in London a few weeks ago, and you've been out there all season.' "She ran a great race, a very gutsy race." Two years after she graduated from L.A.
August 24, 2008 |
Her loss in the Olympic 200-meter final was not surprising if you looked at it dispassionately, not after the ups and downs Allyson Felix had all season. She accepted the silver medal Thursday night with her customary graciousness, saying that being unhappy over a prize so few people have would make her ungrateful. It was tearing Felix up inside. "For two days after we got done crying after the race, she didn't talk to me," said her coach, Bob Kersee. He sent text messages.
April 15, 2005 |
No one had ever invited Allyson Felix to walk the red carpet at an awards show in a designer gown before she won a silver medal in the 200 meters at the Athens Olympics, so she had the good grace to correct herself after saying her life hadn't changed much since the Games. "There are a few more opportunities," said Felix, who was a vision of elegance alongside 100-meter dash gold medalist Justin Gatlin at the Emmys in September. "I was really just going with Justin. I was just tagging along."
June 27, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. -- Bobby Kersee , coach of deadlocked sprinters Allyson Felix and Jeneba Tarmoh , said Wednesday he asked USA Track and Field to delay a possible run-off for the final women's 100-meter U.S. Olympic spot until at least Tuesday, two days after the Olympic trials are scheduled to end. Kersee said in a phone interview that both sprinters, who are scheduled to run in the 200 on Saturday, need more rest than they would get if...
June 24, 2012 |
EUGENE, Ore. - USA Track and Field officials were meeting late Saturday to determine how to break a dead heat between Jeneba Tarmoh and Allyson Felix for third place in the women's 100 meters at the Olympic track and field trials, with a berth on the London Olympic team at stake. Tarmoh was initially awarded third ahead of Felix, though the two Los Angeles-based training partners were timed in 11.068 seconds. Timers notified referees of a possible dead heat, leading to a review of the photo finish.
July 9, 2002 |
Allyson Felix, a sprinter from North Hills L.A. Baptist High, is expected to run in the World Junior track and field championships in Kingston, Jamaica, on July 16-21, despite straining her right hamstring for the second time in three weeks June 21.