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Can Allyson Felix save track and field?

First, she has to make us forget that we were burned by the Marion Jones disgrace

Originally Published: June 30, 2011
By Roy S. Johnson | Special to ESPN.com

She's strong and graceful and wondrous to watch. She's an Olympic relay gold medalist and a world champion. She's the face of her sport, potentially a Madison Avenue darling, and an inspiration to young women within -- and beyond -- track and field.

And she's not Marion Jones.

She's Allyson Felix; and if it seems unfair to connect the 25-year-old sprinter with the disgraced former queen of women's sports in America, forget it.

Felix is a two-time Olympic silver ...

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