Exclusive Q&A: Four-time gold medal sprinter Allyson Felix

Three-time Olympic champion runner Allyson Felix participates in Extra Mustard Office Olympics
Three-time Olympic champion runner Allyson Felix participates in Extra Mustard Office Olympics

Many top athletes have teamed up with America's No. 1 Greek Yogurt, Chobani, to inspire people to fill their lives with positivity and goodness, and cutting out the bad stuff –- something they demonstrate by example from integrity on the field, to the food they put in their bodies.

Handpicked for their passion of practicing goodness not only in their specific craft, but also in their daily lives, Team Chobani is comprised of the following athletes:

Morgan Brian, soccer – 2016 Olympic hopeful, hoping to compete in the Olympic Games for the first time

Jordan Burroughs, wrestling – 2016 Men's Wrestling Olympian, 2012 Olympic Gold Medalist, three-time World Champion

Ashton Eaton, track and field – 2016 Olympic hopeful, 2012 Olympian (1 Gold), two- time decathlon world record holder and considered the "world's greatest athlete"

Marlen Esparza, boxing – 2012 Olympian (1 Bronze)

Allyson Felix, track and field – 2016 Olympic hopeful, 2012, 2008, 2004 Olympian (4 Golds, 2 Silvers)

Luis Gil, soccer – member of U.S. Men's National Team

Allison Jones, Para-cycling – 2016 Paralympic hopeful, 2014, 2012, 2010, 2008, 2006, 2004, 2002 Paralympian (2 Golds, 3 Silvers, 3 Bronzes); Allison has been a Team Chobani athlete since 2012

Alex Morgan, soccer – 2016 Olympic hopeful, 2012 Olympian (1 Gold)

Melissa Stockwell, paratriathlon – 2016 Paralympic hopeful, 2008 Paralympian


Allyson Felix took the time to hang out with AOL Sports and discuss her new partnership, her amazing career and more.

Q: How does your training regimen change as the Olympics approach? Or does it stay the same?

A: Things definitely change as we approach. We're still doing a super-heavy load, but then we'll do a minor scale back for trials in July, so it does change. You start to do less volume.

Q: Coming from somebody who keeps her fitness and wellness at a high level every day, what advice would you give to the average person who wanted to prioritize those things more?

A: I think biggest thing in my life is a difference is planning. Everyone is busy. You're working, you have a million things on your plate. So many people don't have time to prepare, so meal-planning is real big. When it comes time to eat, you'll always have a healthy option and balanced meals throughout the day.

Q: What's the biggest life lesson you've learned from sports?

A: The biggest ones for me is, you have to be patient. It's a process. It's not just one specific year -- and thinking that way makes you enjoy the process more.

Q: Out of all the accomplishments you've had, what's your favorite?

A: I would say winning the gold in 200 meters in 2012. It represents my entire journey. It represents good years and bad years. ... With injuries, feats and failures. I remember thinking, 'Man, is this ever going to happen for me?' There was relief, joy -- and finally I have it.

Q: What are you looking forward to most in Rio?

A: I always love to see the culture and how it's intertwined with the games. The ceremony and all that. From a personal standpoint for me, I've had a lot of experience now and I'll been able to use that, all those years of training will be put to good use.

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