Track and Field
Event: 100-meter, 200-meter, 400-meter
College: University of Southern California, Elementary Education
- Three-time Olympian; Five-time Olympic medalist (3 gold, 2 silver)
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (200-meter, 4x100-meter relay), 5th place (100-meter)
- Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, gold (4x400-meter relay), silver (200-meter)
- Athens 2004 Olympic Games, silver (200-meter)
- Six-time U.S. outdoor 200-meter champion (2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2012)
- Three-time World outdoor 200-meter gold medalist (2005, 2007, 2009)
- Three-time World outdoor 4x400-meter gold medalist (2007, 2009, 2011)
- 2011 World outdoor 4x100-meter relay gold medalist
- 2011 World outdoor 400-meter silver medalist
- 2011 World outdoor 200-meter bronze medalist
- 2011 U.S. outdoor 400-meter champion
- 2010 U.S. outdoor 100-meter champion
- 2010 U.S. indoor 400-meter champion
- 2007 World outdoor 4x100-meter relay gold medalist
- Five-time Jesse Owens/Jackie Joyner-Kersee Award winner (2005, 2007, 2010, 2015)
Fun Facts: First tried running track in 9th grade ... Father, Paul, is an ordained minister who teaches New Testament Greek ... High school teammates called her “chicken legs” due to her long, spindly legs
Red, White & Trending: May 6-12
Jamie MacDonald May 13, 2016
Team USA celebrates its moms in so many ways (among them: poignantly, humorously, with tears, with a sash and in bright yellow), Michael Phelps is captivated by his baby Boomer, Lindsey Vonn stirs things up on a catamaran, Bubba Watson mugs with the fam, Tim Morehouse makes a non-fencing announcement, Blake Haxton and Nastia Liukin hit similar milestones, Tara Lipinski and her fiancé celebrate an anniversary (and more Emmys), Stars on Ice celebrates an impromptu prom party for Polina Edmunds, Missy Franklin celebrates a big birthday, plus Team USA #wisdom and more.
The Time Has Come To Make Allyson Felix The Toast Of The Sports World
Philip Hersh May 12, 2016
Philip Hersh discusses the legacy of the 9x world champ and why her name should be recognized with the greats.
Team USA Celebrates 100-Day Countdown To Rio By Taking Over Times Square
Lynn Rutherford April 27, 2016
Some 85 Olympians and Paralympians celebrated the milestone in New York City.
100 Storylines To Follow For The Rio 2016 Olympic Games
Karen Rosen April 27, 2016
Find out just about everything you need to know for the final countdown to the Rio Games.
NBC Olympics To Present Extensive And Unprecedented Coverage of the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
NBC Olympics March 28, 2016
NBC Olympics to provide 76 hours of trials coverage, including more than 60 hours in primetime on NBC and NBCSN.
Proud Sponsor Of Progress: Citi Teams Up With Eight U.S. Athletes As Part Of Its Team USA Sponsorship For Rio 2016
Citi March 21, 2016
Citi announces it is teaming up with Nathan Adrian, Kerri Walsh Jennings, Brad Snyder, Gabby Douglas and more.
Aries Merritt After Kidney Transplant: My Fitness Is Better Than It’s Been In Two Years
Karen Rosen March 07, 2016
Months after transplant from his sister, Merritt returns to competition this week.
Red, White & Trending: Feb. 12-18
Jamie MacDonald Feb. 19, 2016
Love for man's best friend on Valentine's Day, plus more Valentine's Day love from Team USA, exhaustion and friendship rule after Rio marathon qualifying, a wax museum trip for a famous pair, Shaun White is back with a big venture, teen YOG sensation River Radamus also makes a wonderful first impression on social media, and more.
Red, White & Trending: Feb. 5-11
Jamie MacDonald Feb. 12, 2016
Beach volleyballers take Manhattan, sliders celebrate an opening ceremony in Innsbruck, a teenage dream takes center stage as the start of something big, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen continues to inspire (and celebrate the Super Bowl champs with good reason), Olympic families expand, a fencer offers his priceless reaction to Rio qualification, and more
Olympic Schedule Change Allows Allyson Felix To Pursue 200-400 Double
Associated Press Jan. 16, 2016
The 200-meter Olympic champ and 400-meter world champ will go for gold in both in Rio.
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