Felix will now have more than 13 hours between races instead of 75 minutes.
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American sprinter Allyson Felix will get a rare chance to win gold in both the 200-meter and the 400 after the global athletics governing body changed the Rio Olympics competition schedule.The change, made by the International Association of Athletics Federations and accepted by the IOC and Rio organizers, gives Felix more time between her opening round of the 200 and final of the 400, making the double plausible, the IAAF said Saturday.Felix had sought the change in hopes of becoming only the third woman to win both events in the same Olympics.Felix has tried the 200-400 double once on the global scene, finishing second in the 400 and third in the 200 at the 2011 world championships.Felix went on to win the 400 while Schippers claimed the 200 in the fourth fastest time ever.
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