The long journey ends in an Olympic record for Felix

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TOKYO (AP) — Allyson Felix finished third in the 400 meters to win her 10th medal and become the most-decorated woman in the history of Olympic track.

The 35-year-old stalwart of American track and field started in the outside lane and outraced Stephanie Ann McPherson of Jamaica to take third place by .15 seconds.

Shaunae Miller-Uibo blew away the field and won in 48.36 seconds to defend her Olympic title from Rio de Janeiro.

Felix’s 10th medal broke a tie with Jamaican runner Merlene Ottey.

It also matches Carl Lewis.

The victory for Felix comes nearly three years after she helped spearhead a conversation about the way women and mothers are treated in track.

She had a daughter in 2018.

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