Allyson Felix, arguably one of the greatest sprinters ever, has been in a relationship with Kenneth Ferguson for over a decade. She thought having kids would end her career, but it didn’t.
Ferguson and Felix reportedly began dating in 2005. Given that he is also a talented sprinter, it is fair to say that they bonded over athleticism.
The couple is very private about their relationship, so it is unclear when they tied the knot. However, Ferguson has been described as Allyson Felix’s husband since the mid-2010s.
Allyson Felix on August 13, 2017 in London, England | Photo: Getty Images
Felix and Ferguson welcomed their daughter Camryn in November 2018 via emergency c-section. Despite the complications, Felix once admitted she would love to have more children.
However, she has been mainly focused on training for the 2020 Summer Olympics, rescheduled due to the pandemic from last year to July and August 2021.
Felix once confessed having a child helped her see what is really important and gave her a “different motivation.” Allyson Felix’s family also became the reason why she does everything.
The Olympic athlete has been candid about her complications during her pregnancy, pointing out that she never felt it would happen to her.
Felix suffered from preeclampsia and underwent an emergency c-section at 32 weeks. Her condition was so frail that doctors told her she and her daughter would have died had she not delivered the day she did.
Allyson Felix’s daughter definitely changed her life for the better.
Although some people think that becoming a mom is a career-ending move – runner Phoebe Wright even described it as “the kiss of death” – Felix proved it is not always the case.
Before Camryn turned 1, Felix won her 12th gold medal at the 2019 World Championships, breaking Usain Bolt’s record for the most gold medals in track and field World Championship history.
If that wasn’t enough, Felix famously condemned Nike’s treatment of pregnant athletes in 2019, which made the brand end its practice of financially penalizing pregnant athletes.
Allyson Felix’s daughter definitely changed her life for the better. Her fans expect a positive performance in the upcoming Olympic Games and maybe more baby news shortly after.