Allyson Felix is a well known American track and field sprint athlete who competes in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters. She’s the 2012 Olympic champion, a three-time world champion (2005–09), and two-time Olympic silver medalist (2004–08). In 2015, she also became world champion at the 400 meters.
Born and raised in California, Felix is among a handful of sprinters who have broken multiple records, including being the first woman to win world titles in the 200m and the 400m; additionally, she has now won the most world gold medals, and most world medals total out of any American. Felix is a four-time recipient of the Jesse Owens Award from USATF signifying the Athlete of the Year winning in 2005, 2007, 2010 and 2012. She’s only the second woman after Marion Jones to win the award three times.
At the 2012 Summer Olympics, Felix ran the second leg of the 4x400m relay in a time of 48.2 seconds. At the 2015 World Championships, Felix ran the third leg of the 4x400m relay in a time of 47.72 seconds which is the second fastest ever 4×400 split by any woman and fastest 4×400 split by an American woman. She’s a six time US National 200 Meters Champion, winning in 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2012. In addition she has won four diamond league titles with six diamond league wins. Felix has helped define the game of track and field and continues to do so each day, with 21 gold medals and counting.