Doha - Organisers say Olympic 200-metre
champion Allyson Felix has pulled out of the Diamond League meet in Doha next
week because of a "minor" ankle injury she picked up in training.
Felix was to open her season by running in
the 100 metres in Qatar on May 6.
In a statement released by organisers,
Felix says "my coach and I feel that it is best to be fully healthy before
Felix is also scheduled to run the 400
metres at the Prefontaine Classic at the end of May, part of her preparations
before attempting a 200-400 double at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in August.
At the Prefontaine Classic, Felix is set to
go up against Olympic 400-metre champion Sanya Richards-Ross at Hayward Field
on May 27-28.