Michael Johnson advises Felix to stick to 200 only
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
EUGENE, Ore. (AP) -- If Allyson Felix is looking for advice about whether to try the 200-400 double at the Olympics, Michael Johnson has a message for her: Don't bother.
At the 1996 Atlanta Games, Johnson became the first man to win both the 200 and 400. He tells The Associated Press: "Obviously, the primary goal has to be winning a (single) gold medal. She hasn't done that yet."
Felix is a three-time world champion at 200 meters, but at the last two Olympics, she's finished second in the 200.
Felix has been talking about doubling at this year's Olympics and has signed up for all three sprints -- the 100, 200 and 400 -- for Olympic trials, which begin Friday. But she hasn't said which events she'll run in Eugene.