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Allyson Felix to run 400/200m double in Daegu

American sprinter Allyson Felix will compete in both the 200m and 400m events at the IAAF World Championships in Daegu, South Korea, next month.

The three-time world 200m champion made the announcement on her twitter account on Monday, following months of careful thinking.

Felix acknowledged that contesting both events will be very challenging, but is determined to become one of the greats.

She wrote “[I] decided to go for the double (200/400) at [the] world championships.”

“[It] will be very difficult, but [the] first step to accomplishing greatness is trying.”

With her decision, Felix is now set to do battle with the likes of arch rival and two-time Olympic champion over 200m Veronica Campbell-Brown of Jamaica and fellow American Carmelita Jeter in the half-lap.

The U.S. champion will take on Amantle Montsho of Botswana and Russian world leader Anastasiya Kapachinskaya in the women’s 400m dash.

She is the third fastest over 400m this season, at 49.81 and has a seasonal best of 22.32secs in the 200m – the seventh quickest this season.

Felix is also expected to be apart of both the 4x100m and 4x400m relay pool – making her championships a very busy one.

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Gary Smith is one of the leading writers for World-Track.org. He has over 10 years of running experience, as well as eight-years of coaching while covering several events, from the international to college level. Smith, who has covered events for publications such as Caribbean Net News, Cayman Net News, AFP and Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC), is also a frequent contributor of SportingAlert.com and TrackAlerts.com.

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