Allyson Felix ran the fastest 400-meter in the world this year and led a 1-2-3 sweep for the United States at the Muller Anniversary Games Sunday in London, part of the IAAF Diamond League series.
The U.S. men also swept the 200-meter, led by a win by Ameer Webb.
Felix, a six-time Olympic champion and the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history, blazed over the track in London in 49.65 seconds, surpassing the previous world’s best time this year of 49.72 set by fellow U.S. runner Quanera Hayes two weeks ago. Felix won the full-lap sprint by more than a half-second.
“It was good,” the 31-year-old Felix said of her effort. “I just wanted to put my plan together and execute my race. I just wanted to run my race and concentrate on me. This is my first Diamond League [this year] so it is good to get underway with a win. I am looking forward to get some more training in before the world champs. It was great to get a run out on the track before the champs.” TEAM USA
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