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Brussels, BelgiumAllyson Felix admits that after a long hard summer season which began in the middle of May in Doha with a 400m victory she cannot wait to finally get back home to the sunshine of California and home city of Los Angeles.
But Felix, after another highly successful international campaign with only one defeat in 22 appearances including relays, is always looking to produce that little extra piece of achievement and is hoping this will happen at the Belgacom Memorial Van Damme on Friday night (27).
Having already claimed a Samsung Diamond League winner's purse and glistening Diamond Race Trophy after her 400m victory in Zurich last Thursday, the 24-year-old American is already assured of receiving the same rich rewards again as she holds an unbeatable lead in her specialty 200m distance.
However Felix, an athlete who thrives on competitiveness and fresh targets, is determined to fetch the curtain down on another summer on the global circuit with another high note performance.
"I hope so," said the three-time World 200m gold medallist looking out of a second floor window of the Sheraton Hotel at the miserable, damp weather and lack of sunshine enshrining the local Brussels streets.
"I'll be hoping everything, particularly the weather, will hold out because I would love to have a good performance here," Felix added with her never-say-die attitude. “I've heard about the bends here and how (helpful) they are. I'm going to go into it, go all out and hopefully something will come out of it." >>Read the full story on the Samsung Diamond League Website<<