US sprinter Allyson Felix beats Usain Bolt’s gold medal record 10 months after giving birth

A 33-year-old U.S. sprinter broke a world record for gold medals Sunday, toppling former record-holder Usain Bolt.

Allyson Felix won her 12th gold medal at the World Championships during the mixed-gender 4x400m relay, Business Insider reports. Bolt was the previous World Championships record-holder, since 2013, with a total of 11 gold medals.

It was Felix’s first race since giving birth to her daughter, Camryn, in November 2018.

As Felix gets ready for her fifth Olympics, she also has been vocal against Nike’s long-standing maternity policies for sponsored athletes. She’s pushing so that she and other female athletes won’t be impacted financially for being pregnant.

Source: US sprinter Allyson Felix beats Usain Bolt’s gold medal record 10 months after giving birth | WBNS-10TV Columbus, Ohio | Columbus News, Weather & Sports

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