Track and field star Allyson Felix brought home her 12th gold medal at a world championship, breaking her tie with Usain Bolt for the most gold medals at worlds, and securing her first gold medal as a mom in one fell swoop.
“So special, to have my daughter here watching means the world to me,” Felix told NBCSN. “It’s been a crazy year for me.”
The quartet finished their race at 3:09.34, setting a world record for the new event.
Just ten months ago, Felix prematurely gave birth to her daughter, Camryn, after enduring a difficult pregnancy where she suffered from severe preeclampsia.
She later opened up about her life as a mom and an athlete, saying that Nike offered to pay her 70 percent less while negotiating for a new contract, due to her decision to start a family.
Felix is currently signed with Athleta, as NBC ports notes, enjoying a contract and compensation that remains consistent regardless of whether she is competing and includes full protection during pregnancy.
And the icing on top of the cake, now Felix and Camryn have a shiny new gold medal to add to Felix’s ever-expanding collection.