Allyson Felix won’t settle for anything less than gold in this year’s 2012 London Olympics. The 26-year-old American sprint star is the fastest women in the world in the women’s 200-meter dash, and after winning a silver medal in both the 2004 and 2008 Olympics in the event, she has her eyes set on gold. Watch Felix talk about why she loves to run, her favorite pump-up song and more:
So what is it like being an experienced Olympic athlete? “Every day I get to do what I enjoy and what I’m passionate about,” Felix said. “I really love my job.”
The best part about running for Felix is the competition and just relaxing while at a pace to “be with your own thoughts.”
Felix made headlines recently when she and training partner Jeneba Tarmoh both came in third place in a dead heat in the women’s 100 in the Olympic trials. Instead of competing again in a run-off or leaving the results to chance with a coin toss, Tarmoh pulled out of the run-off altogether, ceding the remaining Olympic spot to Felix.
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