Allyson Felix is an American-born Olympic Gold-winning sprinter who has been described as the undisputed queen of the track. A 5-time winner of the prestigious Jesse Owens Athlete of the Year award, Allyson specializes in 100 m, 200 m, and 400 m races. The talented sprinter has become one of the most decorated athletes in terms of the Olympic games as well as the IAAF World Championships. She has also won several medals as a member of the U.S. women’s team.
In 2005, Allyson Felix became the youngest person to win Gold at the IAAF World Championships, a title she defended successfully at the next edition of the tournament. She won her first Olympic Gold medal with the women’s relay team of the United States at the 2008 Olympics. Allyson Felix also clinched 2 IAAF Diamond League trophies in 2010, becoming the first athlete to win more than one in a single year. At the 2012 Olympics, she won Gold medals in the 200 m, 4 × 100 m relay, and 4 × 400 m relay races. She also won 2 Gold medals for the 4 × 100 m and 4 × 400 m relays at the 2016 Olympics.
In 2017, Allyson Felix clinched two golds and a bronze medal bringing her medal tally to an unprecedented 16 career medals and officially, she became the most decorated athlete in the history of the IAAF.
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 minister and a college professor and her mother Marlean is a teacher. Allyson was raised alongside one sibling, an older brother named Wesley. Just like his famous sister, Wes Felix is also a runner and currently doubles as her agent. The Felix children definitely got the gene for running from their father who was a well-known sprinter in his teenage years.
Allyson Felix had her high school education at the Los Angeles Baptist High School located in North Hills, California where she first manifested her extraordinary talents as a track and field star. In ninth grade, Allyson put up a terrific performance during the school’s athletic team try-out week which left the coach of the team in awe. She had such speed that the coach requested a repeat performance. Since then, there has been no turning back for the talented youngster. She is so devoted to the track that she skipped her senior prom in high school just for track competition.
Allyson Felix is a 5-time champion of the CIF California State Meet. Upon her graduation from high school in 2003, she was the toast of several college recruiters. She gave up a track scholarship and opted for a professional deal 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 if Allyson Felix is married or not. However, one thing is sure, this Olympic Gold medalist is definitely not single. The track star is known to be in a relationship with fellow American track athlete, Kenneth Ferguson. Busy as the professional careers of the two may be, this couple still manages to snatch time in between training and workouts to enjoy a bit of life together. They have been spotted at several games together.
It is not known when their romance actually began, however, they are known to have dated for over a decade. The longevity of this relationship has many speculating that Allyson Felix and her longtime boyfriend Kenneth Ferguson may walk down the aisle in the near future. It has also been reported in some quarters that they have already had a secret wedding. One thing is clear, Allyson Felix loves to keep her private under wraps and consequently, this keeps the rumor mills spinning.
Being a professional athlete, the bulk of Allyson Felix’s income comes from career earnings. Her popularity as a talented sprinter also earns her numerous attractive endorsement deals. Her net worth is currently pegged at a conservative estimate of $4.5 million.
Height and Other Body Measurements
Allyson Felix stands at a height of 5 feet 6 inches (168 cm). She keeps her athletic physique trim at a bodyweight of 57 kg (125 lbs). Her general body statistics are 32-26-35 inches (81-66-89 cm).