Allyson Felix has given so much to the sport of track and field over the course of a remarkable 19-year elite career. But such is the sprint legend’s humility, the sentiment is mutual.
“I feel like through the sport, I have found my purpose,” says the 21-time senior global gold medallist, currently midway through her farewell season.
“I think it took quite some time to get there, and it was such a journey, but it was going through those personal experiences that helped me find it. It has led me to what’s next and I think that’s why I do feel good and confident about where I’m at, because I know the next steps and I know that I am really passionate and excited about that as well. Sport has given me that.”
SOURCE: Jess Whittington for World Athletics