Michael Johnson lauds for Allyson Felix being one of the recipients of Melinda Gates' $1 billion contribution 

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IAAF/LOC Press Conference, Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson praised Allyson Felix for her advocacy on maternal health and acknowledged her as one of the recipients of Melinda Gates' $1 billion donation. This fund is being distributed to 12 global leaders, including Felix and multiple other renowned names, to improve women's health and well-being.

The American sprinter has been advocating for maternal health ever since she faced multiple trials and tribulations during her first pregnancy. Bill Gates' ex-wife, Melinda Gates, has distributed a $20M fund to leaders like New Zealand's former Prime Minister, Jacinda Ardern, mental health expert Dr. Alfiee Breland-Noble, and several others.

Felix displayed gratitude for this opportunity on her Instagram account. She shared the entire information about this women's well-being fund campaign in her post and expressed herself in the caption, which read,

"Feeling deeply honored to join this incredible group in partnership with Melinda French Gates to improve women's health and well being. Grateful for the opportunity to continue my advocacy through this vital work."

This caught the attention of Michael Johnson, who praised Felix for accomplishing such a huge opportunity. He took to his X account and wrote,

"Great to see Allyson Felix as one of the recipients of Melinda Gates $1 billion contribution to women's health, for her advocacy work around maternal health.👏"

Michael Johnson commends Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson's talent

Michael Johnson, in an interview with NBC Miami, heaped praise on Noah Lyles and Sha'Carri Richardson. He called them among one of the most talented personalities emerging in the track and field world.

The Olympian commended Lyles' speed on track and the athlete's confidence in himself.

"The thing about Noah is he's a great personality, but that's on top of the fact that he's just a phenomenal athlete, Johnson said. What makes him special is that he's just incredibly fast. 200m and 100m, he's very confident in his ability."

The former track and field champion then shifted his focus to Sha'Carri Richardson's speed and claimed that even exceptional athletes like Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce might not carry the same talent on the field as Richardson.

"The truth is that we know about Sha'Carri that she is incredibly talented, quick, and fast. I mean, probably. I don't think that there's anyone, certainly no one right now. And that includes the defending two-time Olympic champion, Elaine Thompson-Herah and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce."

Michael Johnson has planned to start a track league and has raised more than $30M for this project. It will be launched next year and confirmed that he is working on changing the game of track events for athletes and fans.

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