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Felix to miss Doha meet

Published:Friday | April 29, 2016 | 4:00 AM
Allyson Felix

DOHA, Qatar (AP):

Organisers say Olympic 200 metres 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 metres in Qatar on May 6.

In a statement released by organisers, 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 metres 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 metres champion Sanya Richards-Ross at Hayward Field on May 27-28.