RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) - The U.S. women have retained the 4x100-meter relay title and helped Allyson Felix win her record fifth Olympic gold medal.
The Americans, who needed to set a qualifying time in a solo rerun hours after dropping the baton in the preliminaries and getting a second chance on protest, won Friday's final in 41.01 seconds.
A Jamaican team containing Elaine Thompson and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, was second in 41.36. Britain won bronze in a national record 41.77.
The 30-year-old Felix entered the games as one of six women with four Olympic gold medals in track and field.
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