Allyson Felix indicators off profession with nineteenth world medal© AFP
Monitor legend Allyson Felix signed off her glittering profession with a nineteenth world medal as she helped the US crew to bronze within the 4x400m blended relay in Eugene on Friday. The Dominican Republic took gold in 3min 09.82sec and the Femke Bol-powered Dutch quartet silver. It was not fairly the dream swansong for the 36-year-old Felix, who acquired the baton from Elija Godwin on the second leg at Hayward Discipline however let the lead slip.
Though Vernon Norwood made up the deficit, Dominican anchor Fiordaliza Cofil reeled in Felix’s teammate Kennedy Simon, who went out quick and paid the value as she flagged coming down the house stretch.
Both manner, the bronze introduced the curtain down on a stellar profession that noticed Felix make her world championship debut again in Paris in 2003 on the age of 17.
A 12 months later she gained 200m silver within the Athens Olympics, the beginning of an unprecedented glut of medals within the 200m, 400m and as a member of the customarily dominant US relay crew.
Her general world tally now stands at 19 medals (13 gold, three silver, three bronze), together with 4 particular person golds.
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