Five-Time Olympian Allyson Felix to Run One of the Last Races of Her Illustrious Career in Penn Relays

Published 04/21/2022, 11:52 AM EDT
Jun 20, 2021; Eugene, OR, USA; Allyson Felix takes a victory lap after placing second in the women’s 400m during the US Olympic Team Trials at Hayward Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Goodbyes are always hard. Doesn’t matter if you say it to a loved one or to a sport you have given your entire life. For the American track and field legend Allyson Felix, it’ll be not an easy goodbye. However, perhaps that’s what makes it special. Part of the journey is the end, and the world will be forever proud of her contribution to the track and field.

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 29: Allyson Felix of the United States reacts after setting a new world record in the 4×400 Metres Mixed Relay during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix has led an incredible career. She has made her country proud on several occasions. The 36-year-old has won six Olympic golds in the team event and one gold in the individual event. Thus, making her one of the most decorated track and field athletes of all time.

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Allyson Felix to run the last race of her career

The Olympic gold medalist will run in the Penn Relays for one last time. Allyson has already announced her retirement from the track and field and this would a special occasion for the champion. She’ll be competing in the 300-meter event on the final day of the Relays, which everyone, including her, is looking forward to.

The event is scheduled from April 28 to April 30 and Allyson will be returning to the track for the first time after Tokyo Games. Let’s hope her final run is as great as her entire career.

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This season is about women

The five-time Olympian has dedicated her last season to all the women. Before making her final run on the track, the legend said, “I really just wanted to do something for women. I have a series of announcements that I hope will make the world a better place for women. I felt my voice was louder while I am still competing and so that’s what I am focusing on.”

TOKYO, JAPAN – AUGUST 07: Allyson Felix of Team United States reacts after winning the gold medal in the Women’s 4 x 400m Relay Final on day fifteen of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 07, 2021 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

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She has been a great inspiration for millions of people and her departure from the sport will certainly be marked as an end of an era.

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Saurav Panwar

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Saurav Panwar is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A postgraduate in Media and Communication Studies, he shares a profound love for creative direction and filmmaking. Saurav is also an avid reader and a literature devotee whose fandom spreads from classics to sci-fi, non-fiction, plays, comics, and much more.

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