2012 The Root 100
 

U.S. sprinter Allyson Felix won three gold medals at the 2012 London Olympics.

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  • Allyson Felix

  • U.S. Olympic sprinter and three-time gold-medal winner at the London Olympics.
  • Job: Olympic sprinter
  • Sector: Sports
  • Twitter: @allysonfelix
  • Location: Santa Clarita, Calif.
  • Age: 26
  • Bio: Allyson Felix is a champion whose victories are rooted in teamwork and excellence. At 18, Felix sprinted her way into international stardom when she won a silver medal in the women's 200-meter race at the 2004 Olympics in Athens, a feat she would repeat at the Beijing Olympics in 2008. At the 2012 London Olympics, she would finally capture the elusive gold medal in the 200. She also helped the U.S. 4x100 relay team win the gold for the first time since 1996 and shatter a record that stood for 27 years. She was also part of the 4x400 relay team that extended the United States' Olympic gold-medal winning streak to five, dating to 1996. She's also only the second American woman to win gold in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays in the same games, joining Chandra Cheeseborough, who did it at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics.Visit her website and like her Facebook page.
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