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Allyson Felix set for ninth world championships team, first as a mom

DES MOINES, Iowa — Allyson Felix finished sixth in the USATF Outdoor Championships 400m, which will likely qualify her for a ninth straight world championships. And her first as a mom.

Felix was sixth in 51.94 seconds, 1.73 seconds behind winner Shakima Wimbley. The top three go to worlds in the individual 400m. The top six are generally taken for the 4x400m relay pool.

“I just hoped to come out here and run for women, let them know that whatever obstacle you’re trying to overcome, it’s possible,” Felix told Lewis Johnson on NBC.