Allyson Felix is a world-class American sprinter who has been a mainstay of the USA women's 4x400m relay team. With an exceptional record of 11 Olympic medals, she has become the most decorated track and field athlete in United States history.
Allyson is one of the most brilliant and inspirational athletes to have ever graced the athletics stage. She is a true great of the sport who will retire from competition at the end of her 2022 season with a truly extraordinary roll of honours in women's athletics.
Her journey began at the age of 18. She won her first silver medal in 200m at the 2004 Summer Olympics and has since been a part of all the major Olympic championships--Beijing, London, Rio de Janeiro and Tokyo.
She has also been a major voice and advocate for issues that impact Black people, women, people of color, and girls and women worldwide. Among her many accomplishments, she has authored an op-ed for the New York Times that discusses her experience giving birth to her daughter and the racial disparities in maternal mortality that affect African American women 3.2 times more than white women in the US.
After having her daughter, Camryn, in November 2018, she testified before Congress and shared her traumatic birth story to raise awareness about the disproportionate risks African American women face during pregnancy. She has also departed Nike and launched her own shoe brand called Saysh, which is designed for and by women.