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Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix on Breaking Olympic Records, Shattering Stereotypes & Unleashing Greatness EP 1456

Break down barriers and recognize the depth to your worth

Today we sit down with Allyson Felix to discuss her remarkable track and field career and her impact beyond the sport. As the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian, Felix retired in 2022 with an astounding thirty-one global medals and multiple world records. The episode highlights her groundbreaking achievements at the Tokyo Olympics in 2020, where she not only won medals but also made history by wearing racing spikes from her own lifestyle and footwear brand, Saysh. 

Felix’s commitment to promoting change, equity, and acceptance for women and girls is evident as she runs in her own spikes, challenging the status quo. The episode also discusses Felix’s advocacy for maternity rights, including her public call-out of Nike for its lack of protections for pregnant athletes. The public response to Felix’s stance brought attention to pregnancy discrimination in athletics and sparked a conversation.

Alongside her sponsor Athleta, Felix created the Power of She Fund: Child Care Grant, supporting mom-athletes with childcare during the Olympics. Additionally, Felix’s passion for children extends to her involvement with the Right To Play board, where she raises awareness for underserved children in developing regions. The episode concludes by mentioning Felix’s current residence in Los Angeles with her husband and daughter, showcasing her balance between family and her impactful pursuits.

"I have so much worth apart from what I do, and I think we have to break down those barriers. What I do is not who I am." @allysonfelix  

“You have purpose. We have a bigger purpose in why we’re in the spaces that we are.” @allysonfelix  

Some Questions I Ask:

  • How important is it to surround yourself with a powerful circle of people that not only believe in you but help you build your own self belief?
  • How have you been able to stay in a healthy state mentally not being an Olympic athlete right now?
  • How hard is it to keep a top strong process even when you’re at the top?
  • Who is the most influential person who has taught you lessons today after your track and field career?
  • In your experience, what is the greatest fear to overcome?

In this episode, you will learn:

  • How to stay motivated and push past obstacles to achieve your goals, both in your personal and professional life.
  • What drives the most decorated American Track & Field Olympian in history to continue breaking records and pushing the boundaries of her sport.
  • How to bridge the gap between athletics and advocacy. 
  • The defining moment when Allyson realized the impact she could make went far beyond winning gold medals.
  • How to balance being a dedicated athlete, entrepreneur, and advocate while also prioritizing your role as a mother and wife.
  • Plus much more…

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