LONDON, United Kingdom – America’s women smashed a sprint relay record which had stood since 1985 on Friday, August 10 as America’s Tianna Madison, Allyson Felix, Bianca Knight and Carmelita Jeter snatched the limelight when they sliced more than half a second off East Germany’s 27-year-old 4x100m relay record, set during the drug-tainted era of the communist country’s state-sponsored doping program.
The team, including 200m champion Felix, whirred seamlessly around the track to clock 40.82sec, topped off with an electric anchor leg by Jeter, who pointed the baton at the clock as she crossed well ahead of Jamaica.
“I knew we were going to come out here and run fast — all we had to do was get the stick around,” said Jeter.
The victory pushed the United States out to a four-gold lead on the medals table, with 41 to China’s 37 and only two days of competition to go. Hosts Britain are third on 25.
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