Jul 18, 2022 - Sports

Allyson Felix runs final competitive race

Allyson Felix and her daughter Camryn.

Allyson Felix and her daughter Camryn. Photo: Hannah Peters/Getty Images for World Athletics

Allyson Felix ran her final competitive race on Friday, winning bronze in the 4x400m mixed relay at the World Athletics Championships.

Why it matters: Felix, 36, retires as the most decorated sprinter in U.S. history. She won 19 medals at world championships and 11 at the Olympics, giving her a total of 30 medals at her sport's biggest events.

The big picture: "To be able to finish here tonight, with Cami in the stands, and to share that moment with her, it means a lot," said Felix after hanging her medal around her 3-year-old daughter's neck.

The last word: "I felt joy running tonight," said Felix, unveiling an inner peace that all athletes seek at the end.

Watch: Felix's final race (YouTube)

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