I'm really laid back but I still like to dress up sometimes.— Allyson Felix
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The most important lesson that I have learned is to trust God in every circumstance. Lots of times we go through different trials and following God's plan seems like it doesn't make any sense at all. God is always in control and he will never leave us.
Everyone sees the glory moments, but they don't see what happens behind the scenes.
Philippians 1:21 is very special to me because it helps to keep my life centered.
For me, my faith is the reason I run.
I definitely feel I have this amazing gift that God has blessed me with, and it's all about using it to the best of my ability.
I can be a voice. I can use my platform to help the younger generation. I think it's really important for them to understand how to do things the right way, and not just in sports, in life in general.
I am a big believer in visualization.
I run through my races mentally so that I feel even more prepared.
I love the relays. Track is such an individual sport, so it's fun to do something together.
I spend around two and half hours on the track every day running and another 2 hours in the weight room lifting weights with my strength coach.
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.
I don't have a sprinter's body.
I love a great pair of jeans and a nice blouse.
It was all kind of a whirlwind at the beginning.
I didn't really realize that I had a special gift from God. It was probably towards the end of high school in my senior year when things really started to come together and I realized that I had more potential and that I could do this as a career and that the Olympics were a possibility.
There are moments that aren't great. And I think it's amazing for people to be able to have some insight, to be able to see the support system and what really happens.
I think I'm a person who is proud of my [Christian] faith and where I come from.
I grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents.
I feel like my name completely does not belong on that list [of great athlets], but I'm completely grateful for everything that they [Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner and even Wilma Rudolph] have done.
My mom is great and I make sure that we pray together before every race.
She helps me put everything in perspective and remind me of the real reason I run.
I always want to give more than I gave yesterday.
I try to think about my goals. I think about my competitors-I know they're working hard, and if they are, I have to work hard too. I have to be one step ahead of them.
I think it's very important, even if you're not in organized sports, but just to be active, to be healthy.
Most people don't think about plyometrics when they think about powerful strength. But I do lots of them to build mine.
As you get older, there are going to be a few more challenges, but thankfully I'm still feeling good.
My speed is a gift from God, and I run for His glory. Whatever I do, it all comes from him.
I don't feel that Shaunae Miller cheated me because she didn't break any rules or anything like that, but I do feel like it's a very difficult way to lose. Having worked so hard and I know that that was such a close race, it just kind of made it even harder to deal with defeat just because of how it was done. But I don't think that she had any ill intention by it or did it on purpose. I think it just kind of happened.
Competing at the Olympics is the pinnacle of your career.
Everything is amplified, and you feel so proud to represent your country. You're there with athletes from all over the world. Everyone is coming together, putting differences aside.
There was a race that I was running in Mexico City and I was the only high school athlete running against grown women. It was a professional race, but I ended up winning. That was kind of a turning point for me where I felt like, "Okay, I'm pretty good at this and there's a possibility for this to be a career for me." That was a defining moment for me.
I had worked so hard; that was my opportunity. And my mom was just able to turn it around for me. She helped me to be able to see the other side of things and that this is not the end for me.
I know that they [Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Florence Griffith-Joyner and even Wilma Rudolph] have paved the way and they have been a source of inspiration.
I feel like I'm always going to be me.
It always goes back to being the person that I am. And I hope that will never change.
For me, there's a lot of expectations and you want to be able to live up to them.
You know, I love wearing heels. I wish I could wear them all the time, but, you know, my sport doesn't really permit it.
And as long as I'm passionate about the sport, I'm able to do that and I'm happy, then I would love to do another Olympics. I'm just going to see how I'm feeling.
For me, it's really important to be able to compete on the highest level.
I'm just competitive. It doesn't matter what it is. I want to win.
I definitely think I put more pressure on myself.
I can be hard on myself and super-critical and very rarely satisfied or happy. I am my biggest critic.
I never let track define me. That's something that's really important to me. That's what I do and it's what I love, but I think by having other things I'm passionate about and interested in, it helped me to come back. It helped me to have renewed love for the sport by being able to step away and then come back.
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.
I'm an athlete who's very determined and I understand sacrifice.
My mom always has this amazing ability to always see the best in a situation.
I've got to make sure I'm keeping weight on.
I know that I wasn't bred to be an Olympian.
I didn't start running until high school, and I just stumbled upon to.
I'm passionate about my sport and grateful that I get to do it for a living.
I have learned that track doesn't define me.
My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift.
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.
I've heard so many stories of young girls watching the Olympics and being inspired by it, and they want to do it now, and that's really cool.
I was a disruptive child.
I never let track define me. That's something that's really important to me.
The pressure is hard. You get - the world is only watching every four years, and I think lots of people feel like they have to win in that time frame.