Allyson Felix ran to her 19th world championships medal, capping off her career with a bronze in the 4x400m mixed relay Friday.
The 36-year-old, who is set to retire at the end of this season, holds 11 Olympic gold medals as well. Add that to her world championships haul and she has 30 total global outdoor championship medals, 20 of them gold.
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“Really special. I felt a lot of love out there,” Felix said. “It met every expectation. It’s a night that I’ll really cherish.”
The relay team from the United States finished behind the Dominican Republic (3:09.82) and the Netherlands (3:09.90). The U.S. team finished with a time of 3:10.16, with Felix running a 50.15-second split.
Felix did not qualify for any individual events and is not expected to compete again during the 10-day meet in Eugene, Oregon.
While Friday’s relay final marked the final truly competitive race of her illustrious career, Felix plans to participate in a “street race” in August in her hometown of Los Angeles to complete her career.