Name: Allyson Felix
Sport: Track and Field
Event(s): 400-meter, 4x400-meter
Height: 5-6
Weight: 125
DOB: 11/18/1985
Birthplace: Los Angeles, Calif.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Los Angeles Baptist High School ‘03 (North Hills, Calif.)
College: University of Southern California ‘07, Elementary Education
Coach(es): Bob Kersee
Olympic Experience
  • Four-time Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016); Nine-time Olympic medalist (6 golds, 3 silvers)
  • Rio 2016, 2 gold (4x100m, 4x400m); silver (400m)
  • London 2012, 3 gold (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m); 5th (100m)
  • Beijing 2008, gold (4x400m); silver (200m)
  • Athens 2004, silver (200m)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (4x400m, 4x400m mixed relay)
  • Years of participation: Outdoor – 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 18 (13 golds, 3 silvers, 2 bronze)
  • Gold – 2005 (200m); 2007 (200m, 4x100m, 4x400m); 2009 (200m, 4x400m); 2011 (4x100m, 4x400m); 2015 (400m); 2017 (4x100m relay, 4x400m relay); 2019 (4x400m, 4x400m mixed relay)
  • Silver – 2011 (400m); 2015 (4x100m, 4x400m)
  • Bronze – 2011 (200m); 2017 (400m)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2003 Pan American Games, bronze (200m)
Personal: Daughter of Paul and Marlean Felix...Has one brother, Wes, who is her agent...Father, Paul, is an ordained minister who teaches New Testament Greek...Began competing in track and field as a freshman in high school...High school teammates called her “chicken legs” due to her long, spindly legs...Part of Project Believe, a voluntary drug-testing program which goes beyond the normal drug-testing requirements to protect clean athletes...Her secret talent is baking, specifically cinnamon rolls and German chocolate cake...Is a self-proclaimed “fashionista” and has attended New York Fashion Week...Member of Barack Obama’s council for fitness, sports and nutrition...Right to Play ambassador, and has traveled, through the organization, to Lebanon and Palestine, witnessing first-hand how play inspires children to improve their lives and communities...After competition, she unwinds with a good steak and ice cream.