It doesn’t take a study or research to know that moms are some of the toughest and strongest people on earth, so it should come as no surprise that it was not one, but four moms who took home gold medals at the IAAF World Championships for track and field.

Not only did Allyson Felix make headlines for taking down Usain Bolt’s record as the World Championship Athlete with the most medals, but she did it all just 10 months after giving birth to her daughter Camryn via emergency C-section.

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Felix wasn’t the only mom who made history at the IAAF World Championships. Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica took home two world titles in the 100-meter sprint and the 4×100-meter relay.

Mom and Chinese competitor Liu Hong took home gold in the 20-kilometer race walk.

America’s own Nia Ali took the top spot in the 100-meter hurdles in a surprising upset.

—Shahrzad Warkentin

Featured photo: Allyson Felix via Instagram

 

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