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Friday, June 13, 2014

OSLO - Allyson Felix has coasted to victory in the women's 200m at the Diamond League in Oslo as French pole vault master Renaud Lavillenie extended his winning streak in 2014 to 10 competitions.

In balmy conditions at Bislett Stadium, there was also a notable performance from Ashton Eaton, the American becoming the first decathlete to win an event in the Diamond League when he claimed victory in the 400m hurdles.

American runner Felix looked unruffled in her win, coasting home in 22.73sec ahead of Briton Jodie Williams and France's Myriam Soumare, both of whom had earlier also run in the 100m, the Frenchwoman winning in 11.18sec.

For Felix, a four-time Olympic gold medal winner and one of the dominant figures over the distance having won three consecutive world titles, it was a further step back towards recovery after an injury-plagued 2013.

Last season was one to forget, the American winning only two Diamond races before crashing out of the Moscow world championships 200m with a hamstring injury.

It was a far cry from 2012, when she claimed Olympic gold in not only the 200m, but also the 4x100 and 4x400m relays, guaranteeing her place as one of the most decorated athletes in the sport's history.

Renaud Lavillenie stretched his winning streak in 2014 to 10 events, a best of 5.77m enough to see off the opposition.








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