Felix Wins 200m Diamond Race, Okagbare Faltered

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Allyson Felix held on to her advantage in the women’s 200m event of the 2014 IAAF Diamond Race to beat Blessing Okagbare to the grande prize in Brussels.

The four-time Olympic champion, who had a 2 point lead ahead of her closest opposition, Okagbare, prior to the 2014 finale on Friday, crossed the line far ahead of all her competitors to take the Diamond Race trophy and the USD$40,000 (about N6.5m) bonus.

The 29-year-old American showed her pair of heels to everyone else, maintaining her good start to finish in style in 22.02secs.

France’s Myriam Souamare claimed second position in Brussels, but finished 4th in this year’s series, though with a Personal Best time of 22.11secs.

Holland’s Schippers Dafne claimed third for both the 2014 season and the meeting event in 22.30secs.

It was however disappointment for Okagbare, who struggled to get off her block and then finished a distant sixth in 22.60secs, yet retained his runners-up berth in the 2014 Diamond Race.

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