Allyson Felix Caps Legendary Career With Bronze at World Athletics Championships
A third-place finish gave American track and field athlete, Allyson Felix her 19th medal at world championships, extending a record she already held, as reported by Marca.
Adding this to the 11 she’s taken at the Olympics, she’ll end her career with an even 30 at her sport’s biggest events.
“I felt the love,” Felix said of her final run on the big stage. “And I felt joy running tonight.”
A few minutes later, she was taking her newly won prize and hanging it around her 3-year-old daughter’s neck.
Felix smiled widely as World Athletics president Sebastian Coe hung the bronze around her neck and second gentleman Douglas Emhoff, on hand for the presentation, shook her hand.
Felix stood straight as the Dominican Republic’s national anthem played. But she felt like the winner. Her last race in the big-time came in her home country, with her daughter there to watch.
“Obviously, I’m not in the prime of my career, but to be able to finish here tonight, with Cammy in the stands, and to share that moment with her, it means a lot,” Felix said.