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    Allyson Felix a mother!
     

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    That has to be one of the best kept secrets in sport. Now someone is going to tell me they've known for ages, but for a less connected non-US but keen fan, I had no idea. Reading her story it's pretty incredible and I hope her daughter continues to improve, if she has half her mother's fighting heart, she'll be just fine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Speedster View Post
    That has to be one of the best kept secrets in sport.
    Ya think? She didn't even tell her agent and coach.
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    Great post!
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    Wow!

    How does someone like her walk around in late pregnancy without SOMEONE putting her on social media??!! That's was stupendous achievement all by itself.

    I'm happy for her. I kinda hope she retires and just enjoys her baby full-time. She's earned it.

    edit - I didn't even know she was married to hurdler Kenneth Ferguson. Fast genes!!
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    Things make sense now!

    It easy to forget athletes are human beings and face the same risks as mere mortals in pregnancy and birth etc.

    Looks like Felix will face an uphill battle now to qualify for Doha. She has enough time for Tokyo but it remains to be seen how her body reacts.

    But that's the last thing on her mind now and let's hope her baby improves.
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    I've heard of playing it close to the vest but the fact that she didn't even tell her own brother tells me that she would be a good poker player.
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    This was definitely a huge surprise, and I'm so happy for her. Whatever move she makes now, I wish her great success - whether it be on the track, as a mom, or both!

    That 51.3 definitely looks impressive now in this context!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atticus View Post
    W....

    edit - I didn't even know she was married to hurdler Kenneth Ferguson. Fast genes!!
    I don't think I knew she was married at all; there's not even a mention of it on her Wiki page.
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    All kind of odd to be honest....
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