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Gunnell Hangs Up Spikes

The star of the Bupa Grand Prix track meet in Gateshead, England, was Britain’s Sally Gunnell, 31, who ran the final race of her career with a 200-meter leg on a mixed 800 relay.

Gunnell won by more than 30 meters in a makeshift race that almost seemed staged to make sure she went out a winner. Three years ago, Gunnell held the Olympic, world and European titles as well as the world record in the 400 hurdles. She has been slowed the past two years by Achilles’ tendon injuries.