Global Conference 2017
Allyson Felix is a sprinter and three-time Olympic gold medalist. She also is a three-time world champion in the 200-meter dash. In addition to the 200, her specialties are the 4-by-100 meter relay and the 1-by-100 meter relay. In 2012, she became the first American woman to win three gold medals in a single Olympics since Florence Griffith-Joyner, who managed the feat in 1988. Her first Olympic medal was a silver won at the age of 18 during the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens. Felix, who did not begin competing in track until her freshman year of high school, has been the focus of lead articles in Sports Illustrated, USA Today and other publications. She is active in Right to Play and USA Track & Field’s outreach program “Win with Integrity.” In 2012, she was appointed to the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.