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Felix anchors U.S. to 6th straight 4x400m gold

RIO DE JANEIRO — Allyson Felix anchored the U.S. women to gold in the 4×400-meter relay final Saturday, giving the Americans the gold in the event for the sixth straight Olympic Games.

The U.S. team of Courtney Okolo, Natasha Hastings, Phyllis Francis and Felix led the entire race and finished in 3:19.06. Jamaica took silver in 3:20.34, and Great Britain got the bronze in 3:25.88.

Felix, who also won gold in the 4×100 relay and silver in the 400 meters, now has six career gold medals, extending her record for most golds by a female track athlete.

Allyson Felix won her sixth career Olympic gold medal Saturday, the most ever by a woman in track and field. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images

Her nine medals overall tie her with Jamaica's Merlene Ottey for the most among all women's track and field athletes.

Only Carl Lewis, with 10, has more overall medals among American track athletes.

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