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Posted: October 31, 2009  : Add to Mixx! Subscribe to stories like this

Athletics: USATF athletes ring closing bell at NASDAQ

NEW YORK - A trio of recent American track and field medalists on Friday presided over the NASDAQ closing bell, in New York's Times Square.

Three-time 20m world champion and two-time Olympic silver medalists Allyson Felix, 2009 world champion decathlete Trey Hardee, and 2009 World Championships pole vault silver medalist Chelsea Johnson were joined by 1948 Olympic long jump bronze medalist Herb Douglas, USATF Foundation Executive Director Tom Jackovic, USATF Foundation Board member Ashley Sutton, USATF staff members and NASDAQ executives. The NASDAQ closing bell is carried live daily by several national business television networks.

Activities at NASDAQ, where USATF Foundation chair Bob Greifeld serves as CEO, included a reception and a photo session in Times Square, where passers-by and fans joined in the photo-taking.

For video of the October 30 bell ringing, visit NASDAQ's Facebook page at

The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. is the world's largest exchange company. It delivers trading, exchange technology and public company services across six continents, with over 3,700 listed companies. NASDAQ OMX Group offers multiple capital raising solutions to companies around the globe, including its U.S. listings market; NASDAQ OMX Nordic, NASDAQ OMX Baltic, NASDAQ OMX First North; and the U.S. 144A sector. For more information about NASDAQ OMX, visit

About USA Track & Field
USA Track & Field (USATF) is the National Governing Body for track and field, long-distance running and race walking in the United States. USATF encompasses the world's oldest organized sports, some of the most-watched events of Olympic broadcasts, the #1 high school and junior high school participatory sport and more than 30 million adult runners in the United States.

For more information on USATF, visit

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