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Allyson Felix Named U.S. Olympic SportsWoman Of Year

Three-time London Olympics gold medalist and Los Angeles native Allyson Felix was named USOC SportsWoman of the Year.

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Three-time London 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist and Los Angeles native Allyson Felix was selected as the 2011-2012 SportsWoman of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee on Monday.

Felix became the first woman since Florence Griffith-Joyner to win three medals in an Olympic appearance. She won her first London gold in the 200 meters, and followed it up two days later by running a stellar second leg of Team USA's world-record-setting 4X100m relay. A win in the 4x400m relay gave her a third medal and solidified her claim to the prestigious award.

Earlier in 2012, she broke Griffith-Joyner's record in the 200 at the U.S. Olympic Trials with the fourth-fastest time by a woman in history -- a time of 21.69 seconds. In 2011, she won four medals at the 2011 World Championships, tying Carl Lewis with 10 career medals at the event.

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