Allyson Felix: Seven-time Olympic gold medallist will retire at end of athletics season | Athletics News

American track legend Allyson Felix will run one final season before retirement; the 36-year-old said that she would say goodbye to the sport “with one last run” in an Instagram post

Last Updated: 13/04/22 9:18 pm

Allyson Felix will run one final track season before retiring from athletics

Allyson Felix will run one final track season before retiring from athletics

Seven-time Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix will run one final track season, months after competing in her fifth Games, before retiring from athletics.

The most decorated American track and field Olympian picked up bronze in the 400 meters and Gold in the 4×400 meters relay in Tokyo last year, having already confirmed that it would be her final Games.

In an Instagram post, she said that she would say goodbye to the sport “with one last run”.

“This season is not about the time on the clock, it’s simply about joy. If you see me on the track this year I hope to share a moment, a memory and my appreciation with you,” said Felix, 36, who is expected to run the Penn Relays later this month.

The 13-time World Champion became an advocate for working mothers after giving birth to her daughter, Camryn, via an emergency C-section in 2018.

In an opinion piece for the New York Times, she said she faced pay cuts from sponsors including Nike after having her child and competed in Tokyo wearing shoes from her own “Saysh” line.

“This season I’m running for women,” said Felix. “I’m running for a better future for my daughter. I’m running for you.”