Photo Credit: Courtesy of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition.
Allyson Felix - guest coach for the iVillage Get Moving Now Community Challenge - is a member of the President's Council on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition and a record-setting track and field sprinter who, as a member of the U.S. women’s 4 x 100 meter relay team, won an Olympic gold medal and set a world record at the London 2012 games. She is a one-time Olympic gold medalist and two-time Olympic silver medalist in the 200 meter event.
At the 2012 Olympics, Felix became the first U.S. woman since 1988 to win three Olympic gold medals during the same games in track. She is also the only woman ever to win three consecutive gold medals for the 200 meter at the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships.
Felix became one of the star athletes of the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece when, at only 18-years-old, she set a World Junior record in the 200 meter event with her time of 22.18. In 2005, she became the youngest ever gold medalist sprinter in the 200 meters at the IAAF World Championships in Helsinki.
Felix obtained a degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern California and is a participant in the US Anti-Doping Agency's Project Believe program, which regularly tests athletes to ensure their body is free of performance-enhancing drugs.
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