Six-times Olympic champion Allyson Felix will be a part of the United States’ 4x400 metres relay pool for next month’s world championships in Doha, her brother told Reuters on Tuesday.
Felix, America’s most decorated track and field athlete, is making a comeback after giving birth to a daughter last year, and had not competed for 13 months until July’s US championships.
The 33-year-old qualified for the relay pool with a sixth place finish in the 400 metres at the US meeting, but had been undecided about accepting a spot due to concerns about her form.
However, after several weeks of consideration, she is looking forward to her eighth world championships, her brother and agent Wes Felix said.
“She is planning to run at world champs as long as the US team wants and needs her!” he said in a text message.