The most accomplished track and field competitor in American history is Allyson Felix. In her career, she has garnered 19 medals.
Allyson Felix, a legendary American track and field athlete, took home the bronze medal in her final race at the World Championships after the United States lost to the Dominican Republic and the Netherlands in a thrilling 4x400m mixed relay on Friday, July 15, in Eugene, Oregon.
In the relay’s final changeover, the United States had established a sizable lead, but Dominican anchor Fiordaliza Cofil managed to reel Kennedy Simon in down the stretch to earn the gold.
In the relay’s last leg, Netherlands anchor Femke Bol performed a sensational performance, beating the odds and passing American Simon for silver by coming from 30 meters back.
Allyson Felix Has Retired
The home audience gave Felix a thunderous applause as she switched the baton in the second leg, but the 36-year-old, who was competing in her final major championship race, seemed to lose steam after a great start.
A famous career came to an end when the winner hugged her colleagues at the finish line of the race, 18 years after winning her maiden Olympic gold. Social media users responded by leaving supportive comments for the celebrity who called his quits after winning 11 Olympic gold and 19 medals at World Championships. Without her, it is difficult to picture what the sport would be like.
In 2003, Felix made a splash when, at the age of 17, she placed second in the 200m at the US trials to earn a spot in her first World Championships.
She made her final appearance in front of her home audience in Eugene, Oregon, two medal-filled decades later, taking home bronze for the 4x400m mixed relay.