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October 31, 2012 5:03 pm

U.S. Gold Medal Sprinter Inspires Thousands of Tel Aviv Runners

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American sprinter Allyson Felix. Photo: Allyson Felix.

U.S. track and field star Allyson Felix, who won three gold medals at the Summer Olympics in London this year, is currently visiting Tel Aviv, where she took part in the city’s Nike Night Run on Tuesday, Israel Hayom reported.

“I’m extremely excited about coming to Israel for the Nike Night Run,” Felix said in a statement before her trip. “I hope I can inspire the runners of Tel Aviv to not only give their best, but to beat their best, just like I did this summer in London.”

At the Summer Olympics, Felix won gold medals in the 200-meter sprint, 4×100 meter relay and 4×400 meter relay.

On Tuesday night, around 20,000 runners took part in a 10-kilometer race on the streets of Tel Aviv. The starting line was at Rabin Square and the finish line was in Hayarkon Park. The theme the race was “Set Your Goal and Beat It.”

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