Allyson Felix Makes History as the Most Decorated Woman in US Track and Field

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Allyson Felix is has cemented her status as superstar in the world of U.S. track and field.

She competed in the 400-meter race at the 2016 Rio Olympics and only placed second after Bahamas' Shaunae Miller made a dive for the finish line.

With that silver medal, Felix is now the most decorated woman in U.S. track and field history. Felix has now earned seven medals in her Olympic career, breaking her tie with Olympic great Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

Silver medalist Allyson Felix of the United States competes in the Women's 400m Final at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games on Monday.
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Felix has a total of four Olympic gold medals. At the 2012 London Olympics, Felix won the gold in the 200-meter race and the 4x100-meter and 4x200-meter relays. In the 2008 Olympics in Beijing, she also won a gold medal in the 4x400-meter relay.

The four-time Olympian won a silver medal both in the 2008 Beijing Olympics and in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens for the 200m race. 

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