Advice from American Olympians
4 Fitness Tips from the Women of Team USA
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Recruit Your Friends
Now heading into her third Olympics, 26-year-old sprinter Allyson Felix has been around the track more than a few times. She's hoping her past successes (two silvers in the 200 meters, one gold in the 400-meter relay) will help her win individual gold in London. The 5'6", 125-pound Californian loves the gym-she can deadlift 250-plus pounds and power clean 150 pounds—but she admits to hating long runs. "They're the worst, so I train with friends," she says. "When I make a date with my friend [for a long run], I can't back out, and we can chat for some of the run. It makes it better."
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