Gay, Felix for Carson Classic

Allyson Felix and Tyson Gay head Carson way
Thursday 5 April 2007
Carson, California - American sprint sensations Allyson Felix and Tyson Gay, who are both sure to be in the gold medal hunt at the 2007 World Championships and 2008 Olympics, are the first athletes set for the 2007 adidas Track Classic on 20 May.

The meeting which will take place at the Home Depot Center, on the campus of California State University, Dominguez Hills is a NACAC Area permit meeting, one of those Area Meetings in which athletes score qualifying points for IAAF World Athletics Final.

Gay - 19.68 in Stuttgart
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Felix, 21, is the reigning World 200m champion and Olympic 200m silver medallist. A five-time California state champion while at Los Angeles Baptist High School, Felix still lives and trains in Los Angeles, Felix set the current World junior record at 200 metres - 22.18 - on 25 August 2004 when becoming Olympic runner-up. Last season she won the 200m at the World Athletics Final in a tight finish with Sanya Richards. Felix will run 200m in Carson.

Gay, last season demonstrated why he is fast becoming the most exciting sprinter in the sport. With personal bests last year of 9.84 and 19.68, the 24-year-old sprinted into the record books as the fastest 100m-200m combo runner in history. He finished his breakthrough year by winning the World Cup 100m and World Athletics Final 200 metres (in PB). At the adidas Track Classic, he will run the 100.

Barbara Huebner for the IAAF