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Allyson Felix’s appeal for suffering mothers at the Olympic Games in Paris sparks joy in the athletics community: “This is epic”

Allyson Felix’s appeal for suffering mothers at the Olympic Games in Paris sparks joy in the athletics community: “This is epic”

As a mother of two and 20-time world championship medalist, Allyson Felix knows how difficult it can be to be both a mother and an athlete. The 7-time Olympic gold medalist has mastered that balancing act, experiencing both ends of the spectrum. Felix has experienced everything from being a celebrated track and field star to a 70% Nike discount during her first pregnancy in 2017 that led to a fight. Now the former athlete is a member of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission, celebrating motherhood and striving to create change for mothers around the world.

The former Olympian gave birth to her second child, Kenneth Maurice Ferguson III, on April 10. A few hours ago, the 38-year-old posted a photoshoot she did during her pregnancy for her women’s shoe brand Saysh. The women’s sneakers she was promoting were the result of a collaboration between Saysh and the French brand ba&sh. However, her post is more significant than a simple brand endorsement. What exactly does this herald have in mind other than to excite the world with her influence?

Allyson Felix continues to fight for a noble cause

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As a voice for maternity rights and fair treatment of female athletes, Allyson Felix believes in her brand’s slogan “Women deserve better.” Just a day before she released her pregnancy photos, the eleven-time Olympic medalist spoke out in support of mothers, athletes and those who had to stay away from their children during the Olympic Games. The key word here is “would have” The member of the IOC Athletes’ Commission ensured that mothers would not have to go without the company of their children during the competitions in Paris. On July 9, Allyson Felix announced that she had partnered with Pampers to launch Pampers Nursery for the Paris Olympic Games.

The 38-year-old had already become a mother by the time she took part in the last Olympic Games in Tokyo and knew how the additional pressure of spending time with the children would affect her performance. “I knew firsthand how difficult it was to compete at the highest level after the birth of my daughter. Some practical things were really difficult,” Felix said during her interview with CBS.

As an IOC member, the athletics icon initiated the change she had hoped for. The four-time Diamond League medalist became the “Voice for sports mothers”, a much-needed glimmer of hope. “One more thing they have to worry about during the competition,” added the former sprinter. However, the athlete turned entrepreneur was not satisfied with the Pamper’s Nursery in the heart of the Athlete Village Plaza.

Usually, Olympic authorities do not allow older children and family members of athletes to visit them in the village. It seems that this will not change during the Paris Olympics. However, Allyson Felix once again came to their aid and advocated for visits. Fortunately, her efforts bore fruit, as children and family members can visit the athletes from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., but they must carry a guest pass. Fans could not help but applaud the multiple Olympic champion for her tireless fight and celebration of motherhood.

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Fans praise former Olympic champion

The athletics community applauded Allyson Felix for all she has accomplished as a mother and for all she does for others. “This is epic,” “I’m so excited,” one fan commented in the comments section. The fan praised the Olympian for her dedication to everything she does. Meanwhile, the snaps reminded one user of the athlete’s pregnancy. “Wait, I miss your belly,” wrote the fan, as she was obviously enjoying the nice updates that the 38-year-old posted about the family during her second pregnancy.

Meanwhile, others wrote that they would support the running legend and her cause. “One thing about me… I’m going to buy running shoes and not run for a bit, lol,” commented one Instagram follower. Although the follower is not running, she is still willing to stand behind Allyson Felix’s brand because her underlying message is: “Women deserve better” seemed to resonate with her. However, others were ready to support the athlete and follow in Saysh’s footsteps.

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“Are these specifically for running? I walk, I don’t run, and I wanted to buy a pair so I could walk in them…” asked the fan. However, the fan also regretted the absence of the former world champion at the upcoming Olympic Games in Paris. “This is where it gets weird. Watching the 200-meter, 400-meter and relay teams at the Olympics and not seeing yourself competing.” the fan added. Others were ready to embrace Allyson Felix’s new chapter in life with open arms.

“Allyson, you were so beautiful in the sprint!” commented another enthusiastic fan, impressed by her performance in Netflix’s athletics docudrama, which released on July 2. Green and motherhood suit you so well, Champ!” one user commented, praising the former champion’s efforts to create a safer space for women in track and field. A multiple Olympic gold medalist and mother, few can match Allyson Felix’s experience in the sport. As the voice of athletes and mothers, she has no plans to rest anytime soon.