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Devers Captures 60 Meter Dash, 60 Meter Hurdles at USA Indoor Track Championships - 2004-02-29

Gail Devers has become the first American athlete in history to win the 60 meter dash and 60 meter hurdles, capturing both events at the 2004 USA Indoor Track and Field Championships in Boston.

Devers is a two-time Olympic 100-meter gold medalist and three-time world outdoor champion in the 100-meter hurdles. She won the 60 meter hurdles in 7.81 seconds Saturday at the Reggie Lewis Center. Then 50 minutes later, she took the dash in 7.12 seconds.

In other events, Allen Johnson repeated as the men's 60-meter hurdles champion in a time of 7.44 seconds. It was the 32-year-old Johnson's fourth U.S. indoor title overall, and entitles him to defend his 2003 world crown in Budapest.

However, it was a disappointing day for former world 100 meter world record holder Maurice Greene. Green qualified for the 60 meter finals, but decided not to run after aggravating his right hamstring in the semifinals. Greene has been plagued by injuries for the past three years.