US sprinter Allyson Felix after winning the 200m (Getty Images) © Copyright
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Felix set to race in Kingston

Organisers of the Jamaica International Invitational have announced that world 400m champion Allyson Felix will return to the IAAF World Challenge meeting in Kingston on 20 May.

The six-time Olympic gold medallist will be making her fourth appearance in the Jamaican capital. Her first came at the 2002 IAAF World Junior Championships, where she finished fifth in the 200m at the age of 16.

In recent years she has used the meeting as an early-season test of speed by contesting the 100m, finishing fourth in 2013 and third in 2015.

Felix is the latest top name to be announced for Kingston, joining the likes of Olympic 100m and 200m champion Elaine Thompson and world 100m hurdles record-holder Kendra Harrison.

Organisers for the IAAF