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Olympian Allyson Felix on her experience with Nike & Pregnancy



Allyson Felix describes her experience with Nike and her recent pregnancy with her daughter.


  • Earlier this month, Allyson's teammates & Olympic runners Alysia Montaño and Kara Goucher, broke their nondisclosure agreements with Nike to share their pregnancy stories in a New York Times investigation which inspired her to speak out too

  • She talks about how female athletes all know what will happen if you choose to have a family but no one will talk about it.

  • She decided to start a family in 2018 knowing it would be a "kiss of death" to her career

  • She felt pressure to go back to being a perfect athlete after giving birth even though she had to undergo an emergency C-Section

  • Negotiations with Nike did not go well, they wanted to pay her 70 PERCENT less than before

  • Allyson is not willing to accept this as a status quo for female athletes, her negotiations with Nike are at a standstill

  • Because of her and the other athletes speaking out, Nike and other athletic companies have reviewed their maternity policies and have made positive changes.

  • She ultimately applauds Nike for making changes.



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Tags: feminism / social issues, olympics, sports / athletes
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