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Reed ends gold drought for U.S. in last event of cycling worlds

Updated: March 30, 2008, 2:00 PM ET
Associated Press

MANCHESTER, England -- Jennie Reed gave the United States its first gold medal, winning the last event in the track cycling world championships Sunday by taking the keirin title from Victoria Pendleton of Britain.

Reed of Kirkland, Wash., captured her first world title. She earlier won the bronze in the women's sprint. The other American medal was a silver by Sarah Hammer in individual pursuit.

"I've been waiting for this title for so many years," Reed said. "Coming round Vicky, I ...

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