On November 18, 1985, in Los Angeles, California, Allyson Felix was born. She is the daughter of Marlean, an elementary school teacher at Balboa Magnet Elementary, and Paul, an ordained priest and professor of New Testament at The Master’s Seminary in Sun Valley, California.
Wes Felix, her older brother, was a sprinter who competed for USC in college and won the Pac-10 championships in 2003 and 2004. He won the 200-meter race at the 2002 USA Junior Championships.
Allyson Felix House
The sprint specialist spent $840,000 for the four-bedroom, three-bathroom property with a jacuzzi tub, a fireplace in the master bedroom, and beautiful views when it was built in 1999.
Who is Allyson Felix?
Allyson Felix attended Los Angeles Baptist High School in North Hills, California, where her friends dubbed her “Chicken Legs” for her thin legs despite her strength as a five-foot-six, 125-pound sprinter.
Her small stature belied her track speed and gym strength—while still a high school student, she could deadlift at least 270 pounds.
Felix gives her high school sprint coach Jonathan Patton a lot of credit for her early success.