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15 Of Allyson Felix's Most Inspiring Quotes

From motherhood to sports, the most decorated woman in Olympic track history is a living testimony on what doesn't kill you makes you stronger.

Becoming a mom — it shifted my focus to thinking about this world that my daughter will grow up in. I don’t want her to have the same battle.

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Growing up it meant so much to see people that I look like doing amazing things. And I’m so excited to be in a position to be able to do that.

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I am a big believer in visualization. I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.

My faith inspires me so much. It is the very reason that I run. I feel that my running is completely a gift from God and it is my responsibility to use it to glorify him.

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My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.

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Being a role model is a privilege.

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I’m always nervous. If I wasn’t nervous, it would be weird. I get the same feeling at all the big races. It’s part of the routine, and I accept it. It means I’m there and I’m ready.

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I always want to give more than I gave yesterday.

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One step at a time, one day at a time. ⁣

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If I wasn't active and involved in different sports and just moving around, I wouldn't have even known that I had the potential to become an Olympian.

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I have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift.

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The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance.

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The biggest way I stay motivated is to run with a group of friends. Sometimes it's hard to get going by yourself, but if you have a plan and a meeting time, you know this run will happen for sure.

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I love running — but I also love the movies, relaxing on the beach, shopping and spending time with my friends. Enjoying my life helps me enjoy my running.

I'm a laid-back person, so to be aggressive, I need to transform. I tap into my alter ego, like Beyoncé does. I haven't named mine yet, but I think I should!

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