Allyson Felix is one of history’s greatest sprinting champions. Not only is she the most decorated woman in Olympic track and field, but she is also the most decorated American athlete in Olympic track and field history. Her career medal total includes 11 medals from five consecutive Olympic Games, which began with silver at age 18 at Athens 2004.
Born in Los Angeles, Allyson specialized in the 200m sprint from 2003 to 2013 and then gradually shifted to the 400m later in her career. Her racing repertoire also spans the 100m, 4 × 100m relay, and 4 x 400m relay.
At High School, she was nicknamed "Chicken Legs" by her teammates, due to having skinny legs despite her strength. It wasn’t long, however, before she signed her first professional contract when she graduated high school in 2003.
As well as her Olympic success, Allyson Felix currently holds the title of the most decorated athlete, male or female, in World Athletics Championships history with 18 career medals, including 7 from individual events and 11 from team relays.