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Allyson Felix pulls out of May meet

Allyson Felix

United States’ Allyson Felix waits to compete in round one of the women’s 400m at the World Athletics Championships at the Bird’s Nest stadium in Beijing, Monday, Aug. 24, 2015. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)


DOHA, Qatar (AP) -- Organizers say Olympic 200m champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next week because of a “minor” ankle injury she picked up in training.

Felix was to open her season by running in the 100 meters in Qatar on May 6.

In a statement released by organizers, Felix says “my coach and I feel that it is best to be fully healthy before opening up.”

Felix is also scheduled to run the 400 meters at the Prefontaine Classic at the end of May, part of her preparations before attempting a 200-400 double at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.

At the Prefontaine Classic, Felix is set to go up against Olympic 400-meter champion Sanya Richards-Ross at Hayward Field on May 27-28.

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