Allyson Felix

Council member

Track & Field Sprinter

Allyson Felix - PCFSN Council Member

Allyson Felix, member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition, is a record-setting track and field sprinter who won Olympic gold in the 200 meter and 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays at the London 2012 games. As a member of the U.S. women's 4 x 100 meter relay team, Allyson helped set a world record with a time of 3:16.88. At the 2012 Olympics, Felix became the first U.S. woman since 1988 to win three Olympic gold medals during the same games in track.

She is also the only woman ever to win three consecutive gold medals for the 200 meter at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships. In 2008, she won her first Olympic Gold in the 4x400 meter relay and a Silver medal in the 200 meter.

She became one of the star athletes of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece when at only 18-years-old she set a World Junior record in the 200 meter event with her time of 22.18. In 2005, she became the youngest ever gold medalist sprinter in the 200 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki.

Allyson FelixShe obtained a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern California and is a participant in the US Anti-Doping Agency's Project Believe program, which regularly tests athletes to ensure their body is free of performance-enhancing drugs.

Short Bio
  • Record-setting track and field sprinter.
  • Olympic Gold Medalist at the 2012 Olympic Games in the 200 meter, the 4X100 meter relay, and 4x400 meter relay.
  • Ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay at the 2012 Olympics games in a time of 47.8 seconds (fastest ever 4x400 split by an American woman).

Fun Facts

  • icon of ice cream coneMy splurge is Ben and Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk ice cream.
  • icon of headphonesI listen to Beyoncé’s Diva to pump me up for a race.
  • icon of a quote bubbleMy favorite quote is "To give anything less than your best is to sacrifice the gift” -Steve Prefontaine.
  • icon of a bicyleWhen I'm not running, I like to ride my bike and roller blade!
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Allyson Felix