Allyson Felix

Los Angeles, California, United States

Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985 in California. Nicknamed "Chicken Legs" for her lanky physique, Felix went out for the track team in 7th grade. She excelled from the start, within a year finishing seventh in the 200-meter dash at the CIF California State Meet, eventually becoming a five-time winner. At the 2004 Summer Games, she finished second in the women's 200-meter race, behind Jamaica's Veronica Campbell-Brown, and earned the silver medal. She earned another silver at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, again finishing behind Campbell-Brown. She earned her first gold that year, with the women's 4-by-400-meter relay team. Felix became a three-time Olympic gold medalist in 2012; at the 2012 Olympic Games in London, she won two gold medals, in the women's 200 and the 4-by-100-meter relay. Early LifeOlympic gold medalist and famed sprinter Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985 in Los Angeles, California. Felix was raised a devout Christian by her father, an ordained minister, and her mother, a local elementary school teacher. Her older brother, Wes Felix,is also a sprinter.Athletically gifted from a young age, Felix began playing basketball as a kid, where she was cleverly nicknamed "Chicken Legs" for her lanky physique. In order to demonstrate her physical strength, she went out for the track team while in the 7th grade. She excelled from the start, within a year finishing seventh in the 200-meter dash at the CIF California State Meet, eventually becoming a five-time winner.

  • Work
    • Nike Inc.
  • Education
    • U.S.C