The overpowering Felix has once again dropped the jaw of the people when she once again won during the US Olympic Track and Field Trials but this time, she is no longer a runner-up.
In the past, Allyson Felix has already proven her worth as a runner when she won twice as an Olympic runner-up when she ran the sixth-fastest women’s 200 meters in history. However, this year, she won the final at the US Olympic Track and Field Trials in just a matter of 21.69 seconds.
Allyson Felix, who was actually embroiled with controversy over a deadlock for the final 100m Olympic spot, served notice and tried to prove to everybody that she will be declared a winner and that she will be a gold favorite in London by surging to the lead quickly and leaving behind a world-class field to set a personal best. And she definitely did it because she is now the talk of the entire Track and Field town in London.
“I don’t think it has quite sunk in yet, Felix said when she was interviewed and asked about her reaction to what happened and how she felt as a winner. “For so long I have looked at those times and wanted to be on that list. But the job is not done. It’s all about London.” She added.
Ever since Jones went 21.62 in 1988 in South Africa, Felix’ time was declared as the fastest time clock in the event. “It’s very rare for me to come off the corner in the lead,” Felix said. “There were so many strong people in the race you could never be comfortable. I just dug deep and tried to keep going. I was thriller with my race. Everything came together at the right time.”