Allyson Felix set for first post-Olympics race

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Allyson Felix is making her return to competition after finishing her Olympic career with a record-setting 11 medals.

The track star will participate in the 300m at the Penn Relays in April. The meet will be her first since the Olympics last summer, where she took bronze in the 400m and gold in the 4x400m.

Last year, the 36-year-old revealed that the Tokyo Games would be her last. But she also said that she would consider continuing to race in 2022, in part due to the fact that the world outdoor championships will take place in the U.S. for the first time.

In order to qualify for the world championships in Eugene, Oregon, Felix must compete at the USA Track and Field Outdoor Championships in June.

At the Olympics last summer, Felix became the most decorated American track athlete of all time, surpassing Carl Lewis with 11 Olympic medals. The 11th came in the 4x400m relay, in which Team USA crushed the field in 3:16.85 – good for the fifth-fastest time in history.

Felix already has the most world titles of any track athlete, having broken her tie with Usain Bolt at the world championships in 2019. It was a U.S. record ninth world championships appearance.