Top 12 Evangelical Christians in Sports Today
Allyson Felix is very, very fast. She might be the fastest woman alive--in 2007 she won three gold medals at the Outdoor World Championships in Japan, matching a world record for victories. She also ran the 200 meters faster than anyone else in the world--the top three runs in 2007 were all by Felix. She won a silver medal at the 2004 Olympics in Athens when she was 18 years old, and won a gold medal in the 4x400 meter relay competition at the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Felix's father is a New Testament professor, and she has touted his Bible classes and her own seminary training on her website. Like a lot of evangelical athletes, Felix uses her platform as a runner to testify about her faith. "My speed is a gift from God, and I run for his glory," she told Christianity Today. "Whatever I do, it all comes from him."