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Allyson Felix to run 200m street race

Updated: April 27, 2011, 10:29 AM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- American sprinter Allyson Felix will run a 200-meter race through the streets of Manchester next month.

The three-time world 200 champion will take on Britain's Christine Ohuruogu, the Olympic champion in the 400, on a specially built straight track in the Great Manchester City Games on May 15.

Felix ran a world-best time of 22.55 seconds to win the event last year.

"I love this concept of street athletics where the spectators are virtually rubbing shoulders ...

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