Felix and Oliver named US athletes of year

New York: World champion and American record holder David Oliver have won Jesse Owens Awards as US athletes of the year, USA Track & Field (USATF) announced.

Felix, the three-time world 200 metres champion, earned 2010 Diamond League titles in both the 200 and 400 metres. She is a three-time Owens Award winner.

Oliver set the US 110 metres hurdles record of 12.89 seconds during an undefeated outdoor season, a performance that made the Olympic bronze medallist the third fastest hurdler of all time. He also won the 110m hurdles Diamond League title.

Felix and Oliver will be presented with their awards on Dec. 4 in conjunction with USATF`s annual meeting at Virginia Beach, Virginia.

Athletics great Owens won gold medals in the 100 and 200 metres, long jump and 4x100 metres relay at the 1936 Berlin Olympics.

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