Allyson Felix Boyfriend: Kenneth Ferguson Tweets 'So Proud of You' as Felix Wins Olympic Gold [Photos]
Allyson Felix's boyfriend Kenneth Ferguson tweeted a message as she won the Gold medal for the 200M track final Wednesday. "Still speechless as I sit here in the stadium! So proud of you@allysonfelix God is good," he said on Twitter.
Boyfriend Kenneth Ferguson is a 27 year-old sprinter from Detroit, who is also useful on the track like his girlfriend. He has competed in the USA Junior Championship, World Junior Championship, Pan American Junior Championship, and the USA Outdoor Championship.
It has also been revealed that Ferguson was placed 29th at the Olympic Trials quarter finals in 2008, according to USA Track & Field.
The couple have been dating since 2005, according to the Today News Gazette, which has also detailed that although Felix is currently extremely busy fulfilling her role as a top athlete and Olympian, boyfriend Ferguson is completely happy with her schedule and the couple complement one another well with what they want from the relationship. Ferguson is happy to adapt to her busy lifestyle and goes out of his way to make things work.
Allyson Felix took gold in the women's 200-meter sprint on Wednesday winning in a time of 21.88 seconds. Felix managed to beat out her great rival from Jamaica, Veronica Campbell-Brown who had beaten her into the silver medal position in the 200M at successive Olympic Games prior to this turnaround.
Felix seemed relieved more than anything to have finally taken gold, and looks to have put the controversy surrounding her coming into the Games well and truly behind her.
The 26-year-old was at the center of a controversial qualifying campaign for Team USA coming into the London 2012 Olympics. Felix was adjudged to have finished fourth in her Olympic trial for her 100-meter race, and Jeneba Tarmoh was originally given the qualifying spot for her third place. However, following a review it was decided that the race had been a tie for third place and the two athletes had taken part in a dead heat both with a time of 11.068 seconds.
The tie for the third spot was then said to go to a coin toss or a run-off between the pair. However, Tarmoh was disgusted at the decision and posted the following via Twitter about her frustrations: "USATF boy. Never been this upset in my life. Time for a change."
After 8 days of the ruling being up in the air, the two eventually agreed to a runoff, in which the spot would finally be determined. However, in a surprising twist Tarmoh then decided not to go through with the meet, meaning the final qualifying spot was given to Felix by default.
However, following her gold in the 200 meter sprint Wednesday and with her boyfriend waiting for her it should be easy for Felix to put the controversy of recent months behind her.