Thursday, August 11

Allyson Felix addresses Roe being overturned at US championships


EUGENE, OREGON — Allyson Felix, the most decorated US track and field athlete in the history of the sport, will not advance to 2022 World Championships in an individual event after finishing sixth Saturday in the 400-meter final at the USA Track & Field Championships at Hayward Field.

It’s likely that Felix, who ran in lane nine and turned in a time of 51.24 seconds, will be put on the US relay team for the World Championships, which are set to start July 15 in Eugene. It is the first time the World Championships will be held on American soil.

Asked if she was disappointed to not be competing individually at the World Championships, Felix laughed and said, “Honestly, no. The 400 is hard for me, it’s not my natural passion. It’s always been something I’ve challenged myself with.”


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