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Allyson Felix the Golden U.S. track and field athlete of all-time

Allyson Felix is the most decorated female track and field athlete in Olympic history, a true great of the sport.

Felix will retire at the end of the 2022 season, with an extraordinary roll of honours in women's athletics. Over 200m, she is the 2012 Olympic gold medal winner, and a two-time Olympic silver medallist and a three-time world champion – maintaining the title from 2005 through to 2009. She’s also won six Olympic gold medals as part of USA relay teams: four 4x400m titles (at Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and Tokyo 2020 in 2021, and two at 4x100m (London 2012 and Rio 2016). She’s the only female track star to win seven golds.

There aren’t many sprinters that get to break Usain Bolt’s world records, but United States athlete Felix is one of them. Back in 2019 she pocketed her 12th gold medal at the World Athletics Championships – one more than the great Jamaican managed in his storied career. She added a 13th crown days later, her 18th medal at the world championships outdoors making her the most decorated athlete ever, and also owns a World Indoor Championship gold.

"Everyone sees the glory moments, but they don't see what happens behind the scenes.”

She was included in Time magazine's 100 Most Influential People of 2020 and 2021. In 2022, Felix received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from her alma mater USC and also served as the commencement speaker for that year's graduation ceremony.

Felix` passionate mission to improve the world for women

The 11-time Olympic gold medalist is comfortably settled in the next chapter of her career. She is now a mum, wife, and business manager. She also sits on the IOC’s Athletes' Commission and on the board of several non-profit organisations focused on women and children.

Off the track, Felix was known for calling attention to various issues. In 2019 she testified at a U.S. House Ways and Means Committee hearing that focused on racial disparities in maternal mortality rates in the country. She described her experience of giving birth and stated that her testimony was part of an effort to raise awareness of the disproportionate risks that African American women face during pregnancy.



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