‘I’m Training Daily’- US Olympic Legend Allyson Felix Is Not Done Yet

Published 10/21/2021, 11:18 AM EDT
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)


Having a long career in any sport takes a lot of dedication and commitment. Most athletes enjoy a short peak before their abilities decline and they finish their careers. However, Allyson Felix is an exception to that rule.

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The 35-year-old is ready to compete again at the World Championships. This speaks volumes about her devotion to track and field. Ever since she made her debut at Athens Olympics 2004, Felix has become one of the finest role models in the world. The best part? She is not done yet!

DOHA, QATAR – SEPTEMBER 29: Allyson Felix of the United States reacts after setting a new world record in the 4×400 Metres Mixed Relay during day three of 17th IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 at Khalifa International Stadium on September 29, 2019 in Doha, Qatar. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Allyson Felix is training for World Championships

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Since 2004, Felix has bagged 11 Olympic medals, 7 gold, 3 silver, and a solitary bronze. That itself is a stunning feat. But Felix wants more glory as she opened up about her forthcoming plans.

“We have the World Athletics Championships coming up in 2022, so I’m training daily. After dropping my daughter [Camryn, 2] off at school in the morning, I’ll head to the track and do conditioning for three hours. Then I’ll have some lunch and go to the gym for strength work for another two hours.”

“I’ve been trying to figure out if this will be my last year [competing], but I haven’t made any final decisions,” said Felix.

The American legend seems to perfectly balance motherhood and her athletics career. Thus, the World Athletics Championships Oregon22 will be the perfect place to once again showcase her talents to the world.

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Role model for her daughter

Although her goals were to win medals at the beginning of her career, she now focuses on being an example for her young daughter.

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“Before I had my daughter, I was so motivated by the medals and the times, world records, all of those things,” she said. “Then when I had her, it gave me a different drive to be successful, and it’s because I want to be a role model for her. I want her to see what it looks like to stand up for what’s right and to overcome adversity.”

“When I’m looking for motivation on those days that I don’t feel like getting out of bed, I think about her,” said Felix.

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After the controversy with Nike, Felix decided to start her own footwear company, Saysh. The company has been doing well and its signature sneakers are currently sold-out. Felix is truly an inspiration for her longevity and her excellence on the track.

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Jacob Gijy

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Jacob Gijy is a US Sports and NBA writer at EssentiallySports. Gijy finished his Masters in Counselling Psychology and worked in a hospital for 2 years before his passion for sports compelled him to find his way to sports journalism. A fan of the great Tim Duncan, he is always ready to pick up a debate with anyone who does not offer the center the respect he deserves.

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