“Formula 400″ for Felix in Rio 2016?

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by Chris LaMonica
November 12, 2012

Via today's USATF conference call with 2012 Jesse Owens Award winners Allyson Felix and Ashton Eaton, The Fast Life inquired of Felix her post Olympic approach toward running the 400-meter after registering a 47.33 split on the second leg of Olympic Gold medal winning Women's 4x400 relay team.

"I think I'm definitely open to it more," said Felix adding," especially [since] I want to run in RIo and looking at the reality of that, just seeing how my sprints are going, I think will determine that."

The 2012 200m Olympic Gold medalist will be three months shy of age 31 come Rio 2016 and realizing the nature of her preferred natural event she surmised, "as I get older, the 400 may suit me more," crediting herself as being more "acceptable" and "open" to running the event as the Games of the XXXI Olympiad approaches.

Regarding her "baby," the 200-meter, the NIke sprinter, "feels like she is really in her prime right now with that event," and citing a major boost in confidence, "from running at trials," Felix admits to being, "excited just to see where [she] can go with it."

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