It seems unlikely that American sprinter Allyson Felix will attempt a 200m-400m double at next month’s IAAF World Championships in Beijing, China.
The sprinter, who has the option after securing a 200m wildcard as last year’s Diamond League winner in the event while her 400m spot came after her win at the US Outdoor Nationals, did, however, indicate that she will not be attempting the double this year.
The women’s 200m semi-finals and women’s 400m final are just 70 minutes apart at the World Championships. “I would love to do the double. It is something that I did before and it’s something that I would love to do again, but, in my opinion, the schedule just does not allow for it.
“I hope that, moving forward, the Olympic schedule will reflect that but at this World Championships, in my opinion, I don’t see it as being ideal to run optimal in both the 400m and 200m,” said Felix