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Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix breaks record held by Usain Bolt 10 months after giving birth

Olympic sprinter Allyson Felix broke the world record held by Usain Bolt for the most gold medals of any athlete at the track and field World Championships.

Ten months after giving birth, Felix, 33, won a gold medal in the Team USA’s mixed-gender 4x400m relay race at the World Championships Sunday, 10 months after giving birth, ABC reported. This is her 12th gold medal.

The sprinter returned to running eight months after having her daughter by C-section. She was also a part of the lawsuit against Nike filed in May, where female athletes accused the company of penalizing them for being pregnant.

“I think everything I went through this year … it just brings it all back that it’s so much bigger than myself,” Felix told ESPN at the championship. 

 

 

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