Felix makes sensational return to indoor in Fayetteville
Allyson Felix makes sensational return to indoor 200m sprinting win in Fayetteville.
Eighteen years, 11 world titles and six Olympic gold medals later, the 35-year-old returned with 22.59 to the banked oval for the fourth American Track League fixture in Fayetteville – a World Athletics Indoor Tour Silver meeting – and, as she so often has done during her glittering career, emerged the winner.
Felix’s winning time smashed her previous PB (23.14) and moves her to 18th on the US indoor all-time list. It’s also the fastest ever indoor 200m by a masters (35+) athlete; no one else that age has ever bettered 23 seconds.
“It feels good to be running again, it’s been a long time,” said Felix, who will be targeting the 200m at the US Olympic Trials later this year. “The 200m is one of my favourite races, so I just wanted to have some fun. We’re still working hard; the big goal is much later this year.”