Allyson Felix is a US-born Olympic gold-winning sprinter who is considered the undisputed queen of athletics. A five-time winner of the prestigious Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year award, Allyson specializes in 100m, 200m, and 400m races. The talented sprinter has become one of the most awarded athletes at both the Olympic Games and the IAAF World Championships. She has also won several medals as a member of the US women’s team.
In 2005 Allyson Felix became the youngest person to win gold at the IAAF World Championships, a title she successfully defended at the next edition of the tournament. At the 2008 Olympics, she won her first Olympic gold medal with the United States Women’s Relay team. Allyson Felix also won two IAAF Diamond League trophies in 2010, making her the first female athlete to win more than one in a single year. At the 2012 Olympics, she won gold medals in the 200 m, 4 x 100 m, and 4 x 400 m relays. In addition, she won two gold medals in the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays at the 2016 Olympic Games. She is the first athlete to win more than one gold medal in one year.
In 2017 Allyson Felix won two gold and one bronze medal, bringing her medal count to an unprecedented 16 medals in her career and officially making her the most decorated athlete in IAAF history.
Allyson Felix Bio, Age
Allyson Michelle Felix was born on November 18, 1985, in Los Angeles, California. Her father, Paul Felix, is an ordained Christian pastor and college professor, her mother, Marlena, is a teacher. Allyson grew up alongside a sibling, an older brother named Wesley. Just like his famous sister, Wes Felix is a runner and is currently her agent. The Felix children have definitely inherited the gene for running from their father, who was a famous sprinter in his teenage years.
Allyson Felix received her high school education at Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills, California, where she first demonstrated her exceptional talent as an athletics star. In the ninth grade, Allyson Felix performed brilliantly during the school’s athletic team’s trial week, which left the team’s coach in awe. She was so fast that the coach demanded a repeat performance. Since then there was no turning back for the talented young woman. She loves athletics so much that she skipped her high school prom just for an athletics competition.
Allyson Felix is a five-time champion of the CIF California State Meet. After graduating high school in 2003, she was celebrated by several college recruiters. She gave up an athletics scholarship and decided to go into professional business with Adidas. Her college education at the University of Southern California was sponsored by Adidas, and she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education.
Is Allyson Felix Married? Husband
It remains unclear whether Allyson Felix is married or not. But what is certain is that this Olympic gold medalist is definitely not single. The athletics star is known to be in a relationship with his American colleague Kenneth Ferguson. As busy as their professional careers may be, this couple still manages to gain time between training and practice to enjoy life together with a little. They have already been spotted at several games together.
It is not known when their romance actually began, but it is known that they had been together for over a decade. The longevity of this relationship leads many to speculate that Allyson Felix and her longtime boyfriend Kenneth Ferguson may be walking down the aisle in the near future. In some circles, it’s also been reported that they already had a secret wedding. One thing is clear: Allyson Felix loves to keep her private life a secret, and that keeps the rumor mill running.
As a professional athlete, the majority of Allyson Felix’s income comes from career earnings. Her popularity as a talented sprinter also brings her numerous attractive sponsorship contracts. Her net worth is currently conservatively estimated at $4.5 million.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Allyson Felix stands at a height of 168 cm (5 feet 6 inches). She maintains her athletic build with a bodyweight of 57 kg (125 lbs). Her general body stats are 32-26-35 inches (81-66-89 cm).