Sumary of Allyson Felix reflects on her 'full circle' moment after years of fighting for maternity protections in sports:
- Allyson Felix is a nine-time Olympic medalist and one of the best USA Track &
- Now a mother, Felix has found purpose in raising awareness of the inequities women face in sports.
- Allyson Felix has made her name as one of the greatest sprinters in Olympics history.
- Felix has devoted the final years of her illustrious sprinting career to raising awareness of the inequities women face in sports, even at the highest levels of professional competition.
- Eventually, she cut ties with the massive athletic gear brand and exposed Nike’s lack of support for her newfound status as both an athlete and a mother in a bombshell May 2019 op-ed she wrote for The New York Times.
- AP Photo/Ashley Landis So when Felix finished behind Quanera Hayes — a fellow American sprinter and mother of a toddler — in the 400m final at the US Olympic Trials last month to qualify for the Tokyo Olympics, the pair celebrated by introducing their young children to each other in a heartwarming display.
- “We had hugged after the race, and I told her how proud I was of her and just how happy it was that we made the team together, and then I went to go see my daughter and get my daughter,” Felix told Insider.
- Allyson Felix (left) and Qunaera Hayes introduce their children after qualifying for the Tokyo Olympics.