US legend becomes greatest ever athlete

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Allyson Felix finished 3rd successful the 400 metres Friday to triumph her 10th vocation medal and go the most-decorated pistillate successful the past of Olympic track.

The 35-year-old Felix, a stalwart of American way and field, started successful the extracurricular lane and outraced Stephanie Ann McPherson of Jamaica to instrumentality 3rd spot by 0.15 seconds.


Shaunae Miller-Uibo blew distant the field, winning successful 48.36 seconds to support her Olympic rubric from Rio de Janeiro.

Felix's 10th Olympic medal broke a necktie with Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey, and matches Carl Lewis, who besides won 10 medals and was unsocial arsenic the astir decorated U.S. jock successful track.

Allyson Felix has won her 10th Olympic medal. (Getty)

The triumph for Felix comes astir 3 years aft she helped spearhead a speech astir the mode women are treated successful track, and sports successful general. She severed ties with Nike, which wrote successful wage reductions to women's contracts if they became pregnant. Felix had a girl successful 2018.

Felix won the contention wearing a footwear she designed for a institution she created.

This is the archetypal bronze medal of an Olympic vocation that spans backmost to the 2004 Athens Games. Earlier, she had won six golden and 3 silver. She could spell for No. 11 if the U.S. puts her successful the 4x400 relay final, which is acceptable for Saturday night.

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