Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix, photographed by Olivia Malone. Styled by Rebecca Ramsey. Marc Jacobs dress, $8,800, Tiffany & Co. HardWear earrings, $2,500, Tiffany T T1 ring in yellow gold, $2,100, Tiffany T T1 ring in yellow gold with diamonds, $5,700,

Allyson Felix is already the most decorated American Olympic track athlete ever—and some would say the medal count increased after her jaw-dropping appearance at the Met Gala earlier this week. But even as she ends her Olympic career on top, the advocate, mom, and now shoe designer is just getting started.

Grazia USA is proud to present a portrait of Felix at the top of her game as the very first cover of our very first print issue.

From her earliest memories as a runner (“It was just always so much fun to think, I’m beating the boys.”) to the power of watching Dominique Dawes win gymnastics gold at the 1996 Olympics (“I just thought, Wow, here’s a young girl who looks like me and she’s amazing and phenomenal and doing something really cool.”), Felix shares an intimate look at her life and career like never before.

At the same time, her vision for the future is clear and inspired.

Embracing her role as a leader for female athletes and women overall, Felix is fired up to be an agent for change—literally, from the bottom up. Her new shoe line, Saysh, is an exciting look at where the future might take her, but one thing’s for certain: She’s not slowing down any time soon.

For the full interview with Allyson Felix and an accompanying fashion editorial, check out the debut issue of Grazia USA, at select newsstands nationwide on September 23.