Allyson Felix: Wonder Woman?

Maggie Hendricks
July 31, 2008

After BALCO and Marion Jones and doping and every other thing to taint the world of track and field, the U.S. is in need of a hero. Allyson Felix can be that hero. In addition to being the world champion at 200 meters, she is a Sunday school teacher. She has a degree in elementary education from Southern California and plans to teach when her running days are over. She is coached by Bobby Kersee. She is not serving a six-month sentence in a federal penitentiary. She can fly. She doesn't laugh when her coach is falling over. She even bowls. If she wins gold, or her bracelets can stop bullets, I think we've found our hero.