Allyson Felix Wins First Diamond League Race Since Injury
By Max Meyer
Allyson Felix won her first Diamond League race since her return from injury, capturing the 200m on Wednesday, June 11, in Oslo. The American sprinter ran 22.73 seconds, edging out Great Britain’s Jodie Williams by .24 seconds.
Felix suffered a torn hamstring at the 2013 World Championships, and looks to be well on her way in her comeback effort.
“It’s definitely been a rocky road. There’s been ups and downs and step backs,” said Felix. “It’s going to take me a little bit to get back to that top form. But I’m just blessed to be running on track. This is what I love, so I’m having fun out there.”
Ayanleh Souleiman won the prestigious Dream Mile by .34 seconds, just edging out New Zealand’s Nick Willis. Souleiman won the race last year as well.
American Ashton Eaton, an Olympic and World decathlon champion, won the 400m hurdles. Eaton made history in the process, becoming the first decathlete to win a Diamond League event. His time of 49.16 seconds is the 10th fastest in the world this year.