NIKE CHANGES POLICY FOR PREGNANT ATHLETES

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Six-time Olympic gold medallist Allyson Felix says female athletes will “no longer be financially penalized for having a child” after Nike changed its contracts for pregnant athletes.

In a letter shared by Felix on social media, Nike says it will “not apply any performance-related reduction” for 18 months if an athlete becomes pregnant.

Felix’s daughter Camryn was born prematurely in November.

In May, she said Nike wanted to pay her 70% less after she became a mother.

Felix returned to racing for the first time in 13 months in July at the US National Championships. After the meet, she decided to not renew her Nike contract and joined women’s athletic wear company Athleta.