#BlackGirlMagic: Olympic Track Star Allyson Felix Breaks Usain Bolts World Record 10 Months After Giving Birth!
When we say #BlackGirlMagic is a force to be reckoned with, please believe It y’all! Just 10 months after giving birth and undergoing an emergency c-section; Olympic track star Allyson Felix has shown and proved to the world that she’s still got it and then some!
According to #GoodMorningAmerica Felix’s most recent win has helped solidify her spot as the most gold medals received by an athlete for both track and field world championships. Usain Bolt previously held this recored with an accumulation of 11 world championship gold medals. Felix now reigns as the first male or female athlete to win a total of 12 gold medals at a world championship.
Sources have confirmed that it has only been eight months since Felix has returned to competitive racing. Having to endure a high risk and extremely difficult pregnancy; the odds were somewhat against her. "Because of severe pre-eclampsia that threatened the lives of me and my baby,” Felix states in a #NewYorkTimes interview.
Felix unfortunately was apart of the group of women singled out by the athletic brand of Nike who were allegedly penalized for being pregnant. The company later announced that they will look into changing their policies to protect female athletes pay during and after their pregnancy. However, this took place only after the group of women spoke out.
"I think everything I went through this year ... it just brings it all back that it's so much bigger than myself,” states Felix.