7-time Olympic gold medalist Alison Felix said on Wednesday that she would end her career after the 2022 athletics season.
In total, Felix won 11 Olympic medals. The American also won 18 medals at the World Championship, including 13 gold.
Felix, 36, made his announcement on Instagram.
“As a little girl, they were called chicken legs. I would never have imagined such a career in my wildest dreams,” Felix wrote. “I am so grateful for this sport that has changed my life, I have given everything I have to run, for the first time I am not sure I have anything to give.
“I want to say goodbye to thank the people who helped me shape the only way I know of the last run.”
Felix won gold in the 200-meter dash in London in 2012, and six others in relay at four Olympic Games: Beijing in 2008, London, Rio de Janeiro 2016, and Tokyo last summer.
He also won two silver medals (2004, 2008) in the 200 meters, one silver (2016) and one bronze (Tokyo) in the 400 meters.
Felix is also the five-time winner of the Jesse Owens / Jackie Joyner-Kersey Award for Best Athlete of the Year in the United States. The Los Angeles winner won in 2005, 2007, 2010, 2012 and 2015.
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US legend Alison Felix will end her career after the 2022 season
SourceUS legend Alison Felix will end her career after the 2022 season