“It’s Such an Honor”- USA’s Allyson Felix Joins Effort to Help Young Athletes After Tokyo Olympics 2020

Published 08/10/2021, 9:13 AM EDT
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


Allyson Felix stamped her name on yet another edition of the Olympic Games, winning gold and bronze medals to become the most decorated Track and field athlete in US history. The veteran runner has been involved in the top flight of competition since 2004 when she entered Athens and has not backed down since. 

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Felix has battled through every challenge life can offer and for Tokyo, she came back from a life-threatening pregnancy complication to return to her peak self. When many thought her career was over, she managed to power through in what was her final Olympic Games. 

Undoubtedly, Allyson Felix has been a role model to a young generation of athletes and even current ones suffering from injury setbacks. Her persistence and consistency in the sport are remarkable, which is why she has taken part in the effort to step up for the next generation. 

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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)

The 11-time Olympic medallist took to Twitter to support Comcast in its campaign to build the ‘Team of Tomorrow’. The organization has already committed $1 billion to the cause, dedicated to ensuring every aspiring athlete gets equal opportunities.

“It’s such an honor to represent Team USA at the Olympic Games and inspire the next generation to thrive in whatever they put their minds to,” Felix wrote. “I know the Team of Tomorrow is watching. This is for you!”

Allyson Felix delivered her best when the time came

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Allyson Felix battled all odds to clock season’s best timings in the women’s 400m heats and bested that in the finals to win bronze. She managed to score the fastest timing since her pregnancy, which truly shows how she rose to the occasion in the finest hour. 

Tokyo 2020 Olympics – Athletics – Women’s 400m – Semifinal – Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan – August 4, 2021. Allyson Felix of the United States reacts after finishing second place REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach

She then joined ranks with Sydney McLaughlin, Dalilah Muhammad, and Athing Mu for the 4x400m relay finals. McLaughlin and Muhammad had already made their names in the Tokyo Games. The former broke the world record for the 400m hurdles to win gold while the latter ran the second-fastest time in history in the same event. 

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Athing Mu, only 19 years old, won gold in the 800m event and was the one who carried the baton all the way to the finish line to win team USA the gold. This marked Felix’s 7th Olympic gold medal, capping off her career in the best possible way. 

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