Allyson Felix: IAAF Female World Athlete of the Year 2012

 Along with the fastest man on earth (at the moment) and IAAF Male World Athlete of the Year USAIN BOLT.

What can I say, the girl deserves it after her steller performance at the London 2012 Olympics.

She became the 2nd female track athlete SINCE 1988! to win 3 gold medals in an Olympic


She won gold in the 4 x 4, 4 x 1 and 200m track events

I think most people enjoy watching track & swimming events because its a dog-eat-dog world out there. 
All eyes are ON YOU

There are not 10+ players on the field like on other team sports.

You either got it or you don't. 

You can NOT hide behind your team mates. 

Your teammates cannot "carry" you or make up for your weaknesses. 

Get ready to Swim or Sink.

4X4 relay team: Gold medal winners at London 2012

I train for years, for an event that last less than 10 mins total is crazy!

She started running in 9th grade of high school. 

People, this is why i keep saying, my kids have to DO SOMETHING/ EXTRACURRICULAR activity.

It doesn't have to be sport. 
I don't care what they decide to do as long as they DO SOMETHING!...

Many schools are doing the best they can to provide these activities. Its up to parents to sign their kids or support the programs.

Its not just about earning a college scholarship or the beginning of a professional career. 

As a product of this system, I believe in its power to help teens learn discipline, leadership skills, the value of hard work. team work and respect for authority.

I hope this inspires YOU.


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