NEW YORK (Reuters) – With a possible fifth Olympics in her sights, Allyson Felix faces a year unlike any other – yet the goal in many ways is the same, especially as an athlete.
In the roughly 15 months since giving birth, Felix carved out a new role on the track and off it, advocating for better benefits for working mothers and maintaining her competitive edge as she looks to add to her long list of accomplishments.
The 34-year-old six-time Olympic champion will be the biggest name at the NYRR Millrose Games on Saturday at the Armory in New York, as the most decorated American track and field athlete.
But life could hardly be more different than it was when she competed in her first Olympics 16 years ago.
“I feel a greater sense of responsibility now,” Felix told Reuters. “Of course, qualifying and going after gold medals is still on the top of my list but I also feel this opportunity to show my daughter so many things, show other girls a lot and to really just stand by a…
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