Allyson Felix becomes most decorated American track athlete with 4×400 gold

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In her final Olympic race, Allyson Felix has become the most decorated American track and field athlete of all time.

On Saturday, Felix cemented her legendary status as she nabbed her 11th Olympic medal in the 4×400-meter relay to surpass the 10 medals won by Carl Lewis.

Felix ran the second leg of the relay in which a superstar U.S. team crushed the international field in 3:16.85 — the fifth-fastest time in history — to cross the line in first place.

The star-studded relay squad consisted of Felix, 400m hurdle-winner Sydney McLaughlin, 400m hurdle-runner-up Dalilah Muhammad, and 800m champion Athing Mu. Together, they successfully preserved an American winning streak in the event that has been unbroken since 1996.

The 35-year-old Felix won bronze in the 400 meters on Friday with a time of 49.46 seconds to bring her total medal count to 10.

With Felix already stating that Tokyo will be her final Games, the American legend ensured that her last race as an Olympian was both memorable and historic.