Devon Allen is an American track and field athlete who represented the USA in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in the 110m hurdles. He showed an excellent performance and won the semi-final. However, luck wasn’t in his favor during the final as he couldn’t win any medal after coming in fourth place.
Allen was competing in the 100m hurdles in the Olympics after winning second place in the trails. This year’s Olympics meant more for him, as his Australian girlfriend, Morgan Mitchell, was also in the women’s 800m dash. Despite not winning any medal, Devon returned home with great experiences.
|Date of birth
|December 12, 1994
|29 years old
|Place of birth
|Seattle, Washington, USA
|Joey Lyn Knudson
|In a relationship
|1.5 Million USD
|5 ft 11.5 in (182 cm)
Devon Allen Net Worth
Allen is one of the star American athletes who has been performing well since the start of his career.
He has plenty of titles to his name, which has helped him earn a great deal of fame and fortune. The hurdler has around 1.5 Million USD as his net worth.
Physical Measurements, Height, and Weight Details
The 29 year-old Olympian stands at a great height of 5 feet and 11.5 inches.
His great height is also perfectly complemented by his toned and well-built muscular body that weighs 85 kgs.
All of his hard work and sweat during his training has paid off as he has a great athletic body with 41 inches chest and 13 inches biceps.
Devon Allen Family, Parents, Brother, and Early Life
Allen was born in Seattle in Washington to his father, Louis, and mother, Joey but grew up in Phoenix in Arizona.
He has a fraternal twin sister Carissa born seven hours earlier. He is very close to his twin sister and talks to her on the phone daily as she is also his best friend. She is also an athlete like him but plays volleyball for Arizona Christain University.
Besides Carissa, Allen also has a half-sister, Rikki, and a half-brother, William.
His parents are already divorced and are living their life separately. His father is already engaged to another woman and was a successful software engineer till 2016.
Despite being divorced, both of his parents support him and are there for him. His father even started a GoFundMe to support him financially during the 2016 Olympics.
It was also his father who introduced him to the world of sports. When he was just four years old, his father signed him to their football team.
He initially played football as a wide receiver but later diverted his career towards the track.
Even after changing his career, he was equally successful, and his parents were equally supportive. His divorced parents even raised funds through GoFundMe to watch him perform in Tokyo during the Olympics.
Devon Allen Girlfriend
The two-time Olympian has been dating Australian track and field athlete Morgan Mitchell since 2017.
The couple met each other through their mutual friend Annie LeBlanc, who is a former Canadian runner. Since then, the couple has been going strong to this day.
The couple was together in the 2020 Tokyo Olympics as Mitchell was also in the women’s 800m dash. However, her journey got cut short after she came in sixth place in the heat.
Education and College
Allen attended the Brophy College Preparatory in Phoenix, Arizona, to get his high school degree.
Once he completed high school, he enrolled at the University of Oregon. He graduated from college in 2017 with a degree in Business Administration.
Career and Olympics
Allen started his career as a football player when he was a ten-year-old kid. He started taking football lessons and learned all the tricks and moves after his father enrolled him in football sessions at the tender age of four.
Even in college, he continued playing football as a talented wide receiver. He even had the opportunity to start a professional football career. However, he let that opportunity go and instead focused on building a future on the tracks.
During his college days, he started competing in 110m and 400m hurdles.
He won gold in the NCAA Div I Indoor and USA indoor Championship in 110m hurdles and silver in the 110m and 400m hurdles during the Pac-12 game.
The same year he also won his first National Championship title. He won the same title twice more.
Allen was already an established athlete on the track so, he took it a step further by competing in the 2016 Olympics trials.
He represented the USA in the 2016 Rio Olympics after winning the trial. However, he could not bring any medal back home as he came in fifth place in the final.
Despite not winning any medal, Allen did not give up. Instead, he worked hard, and the very next year, he turned pro by signing with Nike.
He continued giving great performances in many championships before trying again in the trial games for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.
Even this time, he made it to the national team by winning second place in the 110m hurdle during the trials.
Allen flew with the US team to compete in the Olympics. He performed well in the semifinal and won first place. But unfortunately, he could not keep his pace in the final and came in fourth place.
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