The great athletics star of the United States Allyson Felix has announced her retirement from the sport after a career that has spanned three decades. During this time she won a record 11 Olympic medals.
In a recent Instagram post, the 36-year-old said she was entering her final year of her career in gratitude for the sport she’s loved over the years. “I’ve given everything I have and for the first time I’m not sure I have anything left to give.” said Felix.
Allyson Felix does one in gratitude for the sport last year
Felix will soon be entering her final year in the sport. “I want to say goodbye and thank the sport and the people who shaped me in the only way I know – with one last run. This season isn’t about the time on the clock, it’s just about joy. If you see me at the track this year, I hope to share a moment, a memory and my appreciation with you.” She added.
Felix is the most decorated woman in Olympic athletics history as she won her first medal 2004 Olympic Games in Athens. Her last medal was in the 4x400m relay Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. She is also the most decorated athlete – male or female – in World Championships history, winning 18 medals, seven in individual competitions and eleven in relays.
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