Allyson Felix says she’s retiring after 2022 track season

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Allyson Felix, who closed the Tokyo Games last year with more Olympic medals than any American track and field athlete in history, said she would retire after the 2022 season.

“This season is not about time on the clock, it’s just about joy,” Felix said in an Instagram post on Wednesday. “If you see me on the track this year, I hope to share a moment, a memory and my appreciation with you.”

At 35, Felix won a bronze medal in the 400 meters last summer in Tokyo, then followed it up with a gold medal in the 4×400 relay.

These were her 10th and 11th Olympic medals, which helped her pass Carl Lewis in the American record books and leave her with only one runner in history, Finn Paavo Nurmi, who has won 12 medals between 1920 and 1928.

His last major competitions will be the US Championships from June 23-26, then the World Championships, which will be held in Eugene, Oregon, from July 15-24.

Felix also has a record 13 gold medals and 18 overall at the world championships.

More recently, she has become a strong advocate for women. His daughter, Camryn, was born in 2018. Around the same time, Felix cut ties with Nike, upset with the company’s treatment of pregnant athletes.

In her Instagram post, she said: “This season I am running for women. I’m running for a better future for my daughter.

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