Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Allyson Felix Voted L.A. Sportswoman of the Year!

Allyson Felix is in a class all her own. Felix was recently honored by peers at the 3rd annual L.A. Sports Award for a break-through season in 2007. The award marked a move from being a 200-meter runner to an all-around force that can compete from the 100 to 400.

“Sportswoman of the Year” was awarded to track star Allyson Felix by the Los Angeles Sports Council.

The L.A. native ran circles around opponents in an talent-rich 200-meters at the 2007 World Track and Field Championship in Osaka. There, Felix also helped the U.S. team win gold medals in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays.

David Beckham was not on hand at the Beverly Hills Hotel to accept the “Sportsman of the Year” award. Felix said, “My only disappointment was not getting to meet David Beckham, who was named Sportsman of the Year.”

Congratulations Allyson!

By Jay Hicks, a.k.a. Track Evangelist

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