Allyson Felix Reveals Her Plans After Competing in Final Olympic Games in Tokyo

Published 08/13/2021, 2:03 PM EDT
Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m – Semifinal – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Allyson Felix of the United States reacts in Semifinal 3 REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson


Allyson Felix had the Olympic Games she could dream of this year, winning two medals to make her the most decorated Track and Field athlete in US history, overtaking Carl Lewis’ medal tally of 10 to her 11. The veteran Olympian braved all odds to get to Tokyo and managed to end her career on a high note. 

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Coming into these Games, Allyson Felix had already made it clear that it was going to be her last Olympics, and at the age of 35, she has already won it all. Now that running will no longer be her profession, Felix finds herself in an odd place for the first time in nearly two decades. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m – Medal Ceremony – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 6, 2021. Bronze medallist Allyson Felix of the United States on the podium. REUTERS/Hannah Mckay

Although she has called in on her running career, she will not be too far away from the tracks. 

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“Yeah, you know this was the last games for me, which I feel so grateful…that I competed in. I have a lot of stuff on the horizon that I’m really excited about,” Felix said, speaking to CNN. “I competed in my own shoes at these Olympic Games, my brand Saysh, and so, I’m excited to continue to work with that.”

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women’s 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix is set to work on making Saysh bigger

Allyson Felix debuted her new brand ‘Saysh’ at the Olympic Track and Field trials held in Eugene, Oregon earlier this year. She was seen running in unbranded spikes, which soon became a popular search on Twitter and other social media platforms. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m – Semifinal – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Allyson Felix of the United States before competing in semifinal 3 REUTERS/Aleksandra Szmigiel

Felix later revealed that it was her own brand, and dropped the official website hours later. Although spikes cannot be found on that site yet, it has started by selling lifestyle sneakers.

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“I’m really proud to be a Team Bridgestone athlete,” Felix added. “Bridgestone is donating $125,000 towards adaptive athletes. And this is really in the spirit of the Paralympic games. Helping these athletes have access to local programs, equipment, and training. And so, I’m so excited to watch these inspirational athletes in the coming weeks and really cheer them on.”

EUGENE, OREGON – JUNE 20: Allyson Felix celebrates with her daughter Camryn after finishing second in the Women’s 400 Meters Final on day three of the 2020 U.S. Olympic Track & Field Team Trials at Hayward Field on June 20, 2021 in Eugene, Oregon. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix has done her country proud for the final time in the Olympic Games. Winning bronze in the 400m and gold in the 4x400m relay, she completed a comeback from a near-death pregnancy experience a couple of years ago. With Tokyo now behind her, the next journey is more than exciting for the 11-time Olympic medallist. 

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