Allyson Felix is an American track and field sprinter. Felix began to discover her athletic talents in high school, just ten weeks after that first tryout, she finished seventh in the 200m at the CIF California State Meet. In 2003, she was named the national girls' "High School Athlete of the Year" by Track and Field News.
Felix competes in the 100 meters, 200 meters, and 400 meters. She was the 2012 Olympic champion, a consecutive 3-time World champion, and 2-time Olympic silver medalist, in the 200m event. In the 400m event, she is the 2015 World champion, 2011 World silver medalist, 2016 Olympic silver medalist, and 2017 World bronze medalist. Felix has won five additional Olympic gold medals as a member of the United States' women's relay teams: three at 4 × 400 meters, and two at 4 x 100 meters. The 2012 U.S. Olympic 4 x 100 meters team also set the women's 4x100 meters world-record that still stands, as of 2021. Also as of 2021, Felix is the only female track and field athlete to ever win six Olympic gold medals, and is tied with Merlene Ottey as the most decorated female Olympian in track and field history, with a total of nine Olympic medals. Another record that has not been borken in 2021 is that Felix is also the most decorated athlete, male or female, in World Athletics Championships history with 18 career medals.
She is a participant in the US Anti-Doping Agency's "Project Believe" program and is coached by Bobby Kersee. Felix was included in Time magazine 's 100 Most Influential People of 2020.