A world-renowned sportsperson, Allyson Felix is a track and field sprinter of American descent. She has won the World Championship thrice and is a recipient of the Olympic Champion Medal. Let’s find out more about how much is Allyson Felix’s net worth in 2018.
Allyson Felix was born on November 18, 1985, into a religious family and is herself an avid practitioner of Christianity. She was born to Paul, an ordained minister who also used to teach New Testament at The Master’s Seminar and an Elementary school teacher, Marlena. She grew up in California and has an elder brother, Wes Felix who is also into athletics.
Allyson did her schooling from Los Angeles Baptist High School located in North Hills, California. Her interest in sprinting was inculcated in her from a very early age, thanks to the enthusiasm of her school coach, Jonathan Patton. She has credited much of her success in the early days to her coach who worked diligently on her.
Allyson 1st realised her real athletic talents when she ran on the track in the ninth grade, after which she decided to become an athlete. Soon after, she went on to be a five-time winner at the CIF California State Meet. She continued running in her high school emerging as a major talent of the school. Track and Field News named her “High School Athlete of the Year” girls’, in 2003.
After Allyson Felix graduated, she joined the University of Southern California. She was sponsored by Adidas with her tuition fee, as they had signed a professional contract with her. She completed her degree in elementary education before venturing into the professional career.
Allyson Felix is known to have competed in the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters section of championships across the world. In the very beginning of her professional career, when she was only 18 years old, she competed in the 200 meters section of the Summer Olympics, 2004 where she ended up as a silver medallist being defeated by Jamaica’s Veronica Campbell. Nonetheless, she did go on to create a World Junior Record in 200 meters with a record time of 22.18.
Besides being a World Champion and Olympic Gold Medal winner, Allyson has also been conferred with Olympic gold medals for being part of the United States Women’s Relay Team. During 2008-16, competing for the 4 × 400 meters along with the team, she won three gold medals. She then bagged two more gold medals while competing for the 4 x 100 meters category during 2012-16.
Allyson Felix has an impeccable record, to say the least, of the World Championships concerning the women, track and field category. In Olympics, she along with Merlene Ottey is the only two celebrated female athletes who have been able to receive six or more gold medals. Both of them have received 9 total Olympic medals. Allyson Felix also holds a record at the IAAF World Championships being one of the athletes in the history of the event to have 16 medals.
Besides the records, Allyson Felix individually has been an Olympic champion in 2012 and has won the silver medal twice during 2004-08 in the 200 meters category. She also won silver in the 2016 Olympics in the 400 meters category.
Awards and Achievement
Allyson Felix is positioned at six in the All-time List for Best at 200 meters with a record time of 21.69 seconds in 2012. Further, in the subsequent year, she ran for the 150 meters category and completed in a record time of 16.36 seconds making a new World Record.
Even in the initial stages of her career, Allyson made a record by becoming the youngest gold medallist in the sprinting category of 200 meters at the World Championship 2005 held in Helsinki.
Net Worth of Allyson Felix
Her net worth stands at $9.5 million. It is her dedication and undying love for sprinting that has brought her these riches.
Allyson Felix’s coach is Bobby Kersee, and she is often tested for the performance-enhancing drugs as a symbol of her participation in the “Project Believe” program by US Anti-Doping Agency. With many more years and even greater performances to come, Allyson’s career sure is bright!