American Allyson Felix says Mommy Rocket motivated her to continue in the sport

American Allyson Felix and daughter Camryn.

American track star Allyson Felix has named Jamaican Sprint Queen Shelly-Ann Fraser Pryce as one of the persons who motivated her to return to the track after she gave birth to her daughter Camryn last year.

Felix underwent a caesarean section at 32 weeks on 28 November 2018 when her daughter’s heartbeat showed signs of distress.

She said in an interview that her health and that of her daughter’s was at risk. Felix revealed that Fraser-Pryce became part of the support system that helped her continue with her sporting goals.

“I had goosebumps watching Shelly-Ann. We’ve talked a lot this year, encouraged each other. She’s been an amazing support,” Felix said.

Fraser-Pryce has a two-year-old son named Zyon. She took to the track with him after winning her 100m gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday (Sept 29).