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​Olympic Sprinter Allyson Felix Just Broke One Of Usain Bolt's World Records

​Olympic Sprinter Allyson Felix Just Broke One Of Usain Bolt's World Records

Doing it for the girls, USA's Allyson Felix has just broken one of Usain Bolt's world records. She now holds the record for the most gold medals won in world championship history.

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Already a total superstar, Allyson Felix, 33, is a hugely decorated athlete, winning nine medals (including six golds) over four different Olympic Games. But now, she's taken the record for winning the most world titles - sorry Usain!

The athlete from Los Angeles, California, won her 12th gold medal at the World Championships in Doha, Qatar, during the mixed 4x400m relay race as part of team USA, beating Jamaica and Bahrain.

The USA team win gold in first ever mixed relay, giving Felix he 12th gold. Credit: PA
The USA team win gold in first ever mixed relay, giving Felix he 12th gold. Credit: PA

The win secured her record title, giving her the final medal she needed to surpass Usain's former eleven golds.

This was the first time the mixed relay made its competitive debut and she took part alongside Wilbert London, Courtney Okolo and Michael Cherry.

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Can we just point out, that this wonder woman also gave birth just ten months ago? And by no means are we suggesting everyone's recovery from childbirth should be as speedy as hers, but we just want to point out how epic that is.

Not just that, but Allyson suffered with preeclampsia and at 32 weeks had to have a caesarean to bring her daughter, Camryn, into the world.

Of her record title win and first gold as a mother, Allyson simply commented on Twitter: "Humbled".

Allyson told NBCSN: "So special, to have my daughter here watching - means the world to me."

The athlete has just raised the profile for women in sports even further, thanks to this record title, but back in August she was also doing it for athlete mums.

She participated in a movement that pressured Nike into changing its maternity sponsorship policies.

The brand has now adapted its policy so that athletes who go on maternity leave will not be financially hindered for 18 months - six months longer than the previous policy.

She may have changed Nike's policies for the better, but they have since parted ways and she instead is sponsored by Athleta.

She is quite a woman and we cannot wait to see her run in Tokyo 2020.

What else can this woman achieve? We imagine, plenty.

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Lauren Bell

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