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Athletics: Allyson Felix announces retirement at the end of the year

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Stones down from the facade, closed Castel dell'Ovo:

(ANSA) – ROME, APRIL 14 – “When I was little they called me ‘chicken legs’ and even in the best of my dreams I would not have imagined I could have a career like this. I am grateful to this sport that has changed my life, I have I gave my all to running and for the first time I’m not sure I still have to give. I want to say goodbye and thank the sport and the people who helped me shape myself in the only way I know: with one last run. “

With this post on Instagram the American sprinter Allyson Felix, winner of 11 Olympic medals, 7 of which gold, between Beijing 2008 and Tokyo 2020, announces that at the end of the year she will leave athletics and therefore competitive sport. 37 years old in November, Felix also won 13 world titles, including four individual titles between 200 and 400 meters.

“This season I will not think about the times, but simply to have fun – he explains -. If you see me on the track this year it will be to share with you a moment, a memory and my gratitude.

This season I run for women, for a better future for my daughter “. (ANSA).

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