Most successful track and field athlete in history retires: American sprinter Alison Felix will end her stellar run after the world championships at home in Eugene, Oregon in July. The 36-year-old made the announcement on Wednesday.
“I did everything I had to run and for the first time in my life I’m not sure I have more to give,” Felix wrote on Instagram.
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The mother of her daughter won the Olympic gold in the US 4x400m relay and bronze in the 400m relay last year in Tokyo. Since 2004, Felix has won eleven Olympic medals (seven gold), and Finnish running legend Paavo Nurmi (12) has been the most successful in athletics history.
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In the ranking of the most successful participant in the world championships, Felix took first place with 13 gold, three silver and two bronze medals, ahead of Usain Bolt (Jamaica / 11-2-1). (Mr)
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