US wins women's 4x100 relay at worlds

September 4, 2011 - 9:40 AM
South Korea Athletics Worlds

USA's Carmelita Jeter, right, and her compatriot Allyson Felix celebrate after they took silver and bronze medal respectively in the Women's 200m final at the World Athletics Championships in Daegu, South Korea, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

DAEGU, South Korea (AP) — The United States won the women's 4x100-meter relay Sunday at the world championships, with 100 gold medalist Carmelita Jeter running the final leg.

The Americans, who won the world title in 2005 and '07, beat defending champion Jamaica down the stretch, winning in 41.56 seconds.

Jamaica was second in 41.70 and Ukraine took bronze in 42.51.

Bianca Knight ran the first leg and handed off to Allyson Felix, who won her record eighth world championship gold medal. Marshevet Myers ran the third leg and Jeter was last.