"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."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Allyson Felix on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Allyson Felix on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Allyson Felix on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Allyson Felix on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Allyson Felix on Pablo Picasso
"I grew up in a Christian home with amazing parents."
"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 have learned that track doesn't define me. My faith defines me. I'm running because I have been blessed with a gift."
"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."
"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."
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