Allyson Felix has become the most decorated woman in Olympic track history with her third place finish in the 400m on Friday. This is the tenth medal of his career.
The 35-year-old track and field star edged out Jamaica’s Stephenie Ann McPherson to finish third by .15 seconds. Shaunae Miller-Uibo (48.36) defended her win at Rio de Janeiro 2016 to claim gold, and Marileidy Paulino (49.20) of the Dominican Republic took silver ahead of Felix (49.46).
“When I line up for a race, I’m usually scared,” Felix wrote before the race on Instagram. “I am not afraid of losing. I lose a lot more than I win. That’s how life is and I think that’s how it’s supposed to be. “
After the race, he smiled as he collapsed to the ground as he cemented his place in the record books.