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Felix to concentrate on 200 meters at worlds

Updated: August 24, 2007, 11:46 AM ET
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OSAKA, Japan -- Allyson Felix has withdrawn from the 100 meters at the world track and field championships to concentrate on the 200, where she is the defending champion.

Mechelle Lewis will take Felix's spot in the 100. Lewis joins defending world champion Lauryn Williams, 2003 world champion Torri Edwards and Carmelita Jeter as the U.S. contingent in the race.

Lewis, the Pan American Games silver medalist, finished fifth at the U.S. championships, just behind Felix. ...

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