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article imageReview: Allyson Felix honored by High School Track and Field Hall of Fame Special

By Markos Papadatos     Sep 23, 2018 in Sports
In March of 2018, American sprinter Allyson Felix was inducted into the National High School Track and Field Hall of Fame, as part of its inaugural class.
At 32 years old, she was the youngest National High School Track and Field Hall inductee. She had graduated high school in 2003.
Other inductees included Alan Webb, as well as Jim Ryun and such legendary athletes as Bob Mathias, Jesse Owens and Steve Prefontaine.
In the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Felix won two gold medals for Team USA in the women's 4×100 meter and 4×400 meter relay races, as well as the silver medal in the women's 400 meters. Prior to that, Felix won three gold medals in the 2012 Olympic Games in London (women's 200 meters, and the two aforementioned women's relay races).
In the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, she took home a gold medal in the 4×400 meter relay and the silver medal in the women's 200 meters.
In her first Olympic Games in 2004, which were held in Athens, Greece, Felix won the silver in the women's 200 meter sprint, with a time of 22.18 seconds. At this race, Felix set a world junior record in this event, which still stands to this day.
Felix holds the distinction of being the sole female athlete in track and field to ever win six gold medals at the Olympic Games. Felix's mantel holds a total of nine of Olympic medals, where she is tied with veteran track and field athlete Merlene Ottey (three silver medals and six bronze medals) from Jamaica, as the most decorated female Olympic medalist in track and field.
To learn more about Olympic gold medalist Allyson Felix, follow her on Twitter, and on Instagram.
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