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U.S. smashes women's 4x100 mark

Updated: August 10, 2012, 9:42 PM ET
Associated Press

LONDON -- Eyeing the trackside clock as she approached the finish line, Carmelita Jeter pointed the black baton in her left hand at those bright orange numbers.

She wanted to make sure everyone saw what she saw: The United States was breaking the world record in the women's 4x100-meter relay -- and it wasn't even close.

Allyson Felix, Tianna Madison and Bianca Knight built a big lead, and Jeter brought it home Friday night, anchoring the U.S. to its first Olympic gold medal ...

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