Allyson Felix

United States of America

Fast Facts

  • Birthplace:

    Los Angeles, USA

  • Birthdate:

    November 18, 1985

  • Event:

    Sprints

  • Personal Best:

    100 meters: 10.89

    200 meters: 21.69

    400 meters: 49.26

  • On-Track Shoe:

    Custom Zoom Celar 5

  • Residence:

    Los Angeles, USA

Transformative Moment

Winning gold in the 200 meters at the 2005 IAAF World Championships.

Allyson Says

My nickname is...

Shug, pronounced like sugar.

My good-luck charm is...

the diamond cross necklace my mother gave me.

I’m inspired by...

Jackie Joyner-Kersee.

If I wasn’t an athlete...

I’d be teaching fourth grade.

In my bag...

I always have stretch rope, a softball, facial wipes, sunscreen, compression sleeves, heat rub and Nike spikes.

On my day off...

I go to the movies, ride go-karts and bowl.

My favorite meal is...

a great steak.

I support...

Right To Play International, Project Believe, Win With Integrity, Let’s Move! Active Schools, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Women’s Sports Foundation.

I want my legacy to be...

that I made a difference in my community and in children’s lives, and that I was a genuine person who cared for others.

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