Allyson Felix named to 151-member U.S. team, set for international track and field swansong at Worlds

Multiple world record holders, defending world champions, and Olympic champions are also in the 151-strong American team for the first outdoor Worlds on home soil in Eugene, Oregon, 15–24 July.

By ZK Goh
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Allyson Felix will get the chance to add a record-extending 14th gold medal at this year's World Athletics Championships Oregon22.

The American track and field star has been named in the U.S. team's mixed 4x400m relay pool for this year's Worlds, which take place – on American soil for the first time – in Eugene, Oregon, from 15–24 July.

Felix, who has announced this season as her last, has 13 golds and 18 total medals in her career at Worlds, more than any other athlete – male or female – has won. She finished sixth in the women's 400m final at the U.S. Outdoor Championships, which also served as Worlds trials, ruling her out of selection for the individual event.

As the 36-year-old has not also been named in the women's relay pool, Felix will likely sign off on her international career on the opening day of her 10th World Championships, as the mixed relay is due to be held on 15 July.

Record holders and champions in, but no Richardson or Kendricks

The 151-strong U.S. team includes world record holders Keni Harrison in the women's 100m hurdles, Sydney McLaughlin in the women's 400m hurdles, and Ryan Crouser in the men's shot put.

Olympic champions from Tokyo 2020 like Valarie Allman (women's discus), Katie Nageotte (women's pole vault), and Athing Mu (women's 800m) are also in the squad, while most of Team USA's reigning world champions from Doha 2019 are returning.

Those returning world champions are Nia Ali (women's 100m hurdles), Donavan Brazier (men's 800m) – although he is struggling to shake off an injury –, Christian Coleman (men's 100m), Grant Holloway (men's 110m hurdles), Joe Kovacs (men's shot put), Noah Lyles (men's 200m), Dalilah Muhammad (women's 400m hurdles), DeAnna Price (women's hammer), and Christian Taylor (men's triple jump).

Among notable absences from the squad are Sha'Carri Richardson, who did not finish in a qualifying position in either the 100m or 200m at trials, and two-time defending men's pole vault champion Sam Kendricks. Kendricks scratched from trials but had a wildcard to compete at Worlds as the reigning champion. However, he has not been named in the team.

Check out the full 151-member squad.

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