The most decorated woman in Olympic track and field history, Allyson Felix, has announced her plans to retire.
Felix, who holds the American record for most Olympic track medals, took to Instagram to share the news with fans.
“I have given everything I have to running and for the first time I’m not sure if I have anything left to give,” the 36-year-old wrote. “I want to say goodbye and thank you to the sport and people who have helped shape me the only way I know how — with one last run.
“This season isn’t about the time on the clock, it’s simply about joy. If you see me on the track this year I hope to share a moment, a memory and my appreciation with you.”
Felix added: “This season I’m running for women. I’m running for a better future for my daughter. I’m running for you.
“More to come on that, so stay tuned, but I’ll be sharing a series of announcements that I’m hoping will make the world better for women.”
Felix won gold in the 4x400m relay with the United States, and an individual bronze in the women’s 400m.