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U.S. reclaim 4x100m world title, Britain take silver

U.S. reclaim 4x100m world title, Britain take silver

Former Southern Miss track standout Tori Bowie added her second gold medal of the IAAF World Championships on Saturday at Olympic Stadium in London.

It was the German team who fell just short outside of the medals, finishing in fourth place, with the Swiss team finishing in fifth.

Allyson Felix, part of that winning team in Daegu, ran the second leg before passing on to Morolake Akinosun who handed the baton to Bowie, the 100m world champion.

The changeover from Felix to Akinosun was clean, and the latter kept ahead of both Asher-Smith and Simone Facey, though her change over to Bowie was tight and heading into the final straight it looked as if Neita could pull off the slight upset.

Great Britain took silver in 42.12sec with Jamaica third in 42.19sec.

Felix's gold takes her to the all-time leader in terms of world medals - one ahead of Jamaican duo Merlene Ottey and Usain Bolt.