Allyson Felix has revealed she is just hoping to get back into top form after nearly a year out through injury.
Felix, the three-time gold medal-winner from London 2012, tore her right hamstring at last year's World Championships in Moscow. It was the 28-year-old's first major injury in the sport, and therefore the athlete is unaware of what to expect as she continues her comeback.
"I haven’t had a lot of injuries so this is kind of a new experience for me," Felix told the IAAF Diamond League press conference.
"I think I expected to just do the rehab and be able to feel back to my old self again and that hasn’t been the case.
"It's been a lot of ups and downs with the process of coming back. I'm just hanging in there and trying to get back into top form. That is kind of what the year is about for me."
She revealed her coach had changed the intensity of the training compared to previous seasons as there is no major championship for the athlete this year, and therefore no need to peak at a particular moment.
Instead, it´s all about getting back to her best. And her best is very, very good. In total, Felix has won 4 Olympic golds, as well as eight in the World Championships. If she can get back to full fitness this year, then she may add to that at next summer´s World´s in Beijing.
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