33-year-old Team USA runner Allyson Felix has just broken a record held by one of the fastest humans in the world. She broke Usain Bolt’s record for most world titles at the World Championships.
She took home a gold medal in the mixed-gender 4x400m relay on September 29th. This put her at a total of 12 gold medals, beating the previous record of 11, held by Bolt.
The most amazing part of the accomplishment is that Felix achieved the record only 10 months after giving birth to her daughter via emergency C-section. After finishing the race, she called the accomplishment “really special.”
“It’s been a crazy year for me, so just to be here to be running with this great team, I just feel so blessed,” Feliz told NBC Sports.
Felix has won a total of nine medals at the Olympic Games and is the only female track and field athlete to ever win six Olympic gold medals. The woman is amazing!