Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix


Allyson Michelle Felix OLY is a retired American track and field athlete who competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. She specialized in the 200 meters from 2003 to 2013, then gradually shifted to the 400 meters later in her career.

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Nov 18, 1985
5′ 6″
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Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, CA. She is an American track and field athlete who specializes in sprinting events. Felix attended Los Angeles Baptist High School, where she competed in the 200m and 400m sprints. She won the CIF California State Meet in the 200m at age 16, setting a new state record of 22.11 seconds.

     In 2003, Felix won three gold medals at the World Youth Championships, becoming the first American woman to do so at a global championship. She then went on to compete for USC, where she became one of only seven women to earn six NCAA individual titles. During her time in college, she set four national collegiate records and was named as the "Female Athlete of the Year" by USA Track & Field (USATF). 

     In 2005, Felix made her international debut at the World Championships in Helsinki, Finland, winning three silver medals and one bronze medal. Since then she has become one of America's most successful track and field athletes with nine Olympic medals (six gold), 13 World Championship medals (11 gold), and 11 U.S National Championship titles across various distances. 

     Felix has also earned numerous awards including two Laureus Sportswoman of the Year awards (2012 & 2019), a Women’s Sports Foundation Sportswoman of the Year award (2011) and an ESPY Award for Best Female Track & Field Athlete (2013). She is currently sponsored by Nike and Gatorade among other brands.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1985</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Allyson Felix is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 18, 1985, Allyson Felix was born in Los Angeles, California.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2003</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Junior Olympics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">At the age of 17, Felix wins the 200m at the 2003 USATF junior Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins World Championships</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Felix becomes the youngest person ever to win gold in the 200m at the 2005 World Championships.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2008</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Gold Medal in Beijing Olympics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Allyson wins the gold medal in the 200m at the 2008 Beijing Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Silver Medal in London Olympics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Allyson wins the silver medal in the 200m and a gold medal in the 4x400m relay at the 2012 London Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2016</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins Gold Medal in Rio Olympics</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Allyson wins her sixth Olympic gold medal by winning the 400m at the 2016 Rio Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2018</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Becomes Most Decorated Woman in Track & Field History</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Allyson becomes the most decorated woman in track and field history with 14 career medals.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She Is an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allyson Felix is an inspiration to many runners and athletes. Her hard work and dedication have led her to be one of the most successful track and field athletes in history. She has broken records and won multiple Olympic medals, making her a true role model for aspiring athletes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's a Great Sportsperson</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allyson Felix is a great sportsperson both on and off the track. She is not just a great athlete, she is also an ambassador for the sport, advocating for gender equality and equal opportunities for all athletes.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She Is Fearless</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Allyson Felix is fearless when it comes to tackling challenges. Whether it's competing in races or pushing for gender equality in sports, Allyson Felix stands up for what she believes in, inspiring us all to do the same.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Most Decorated Female Track Athlete</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allyson Felix is the most decorated female track athlete in history with a total of 15 Olympic and world championship gold medals.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Seven Time World Champion</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allyson Felix has won seven world championships titles, six of which were consecutive from 2005 to 2017.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> First Woman to Win 200m and 400m at a Single Olympics</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">At the 2012 Olympic Games, Allyson Felix became the first woman to win the 200m and 400m races at a single Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Member of the 4 x 400m Relay Team that Set a World Record</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Allyson Felix was part of the 4 x 400m relay team that set a world record at the 2012 London Olympics.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Received an Honorary Degree</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2016, Allyson Felix was awarded an honorary degree from University of Southern California for her outstanding achievements in athletics.</p></div>


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