Olympian Lolo Jones's Go-To Snack

Courtesy of Red Bull Content Pool/Dustin SnipesCourtesy of Red Bull Content Pool/Dustin SnipesErin Bried, SELF magazine

At the 2008 Olympics, Lolo Jones was a favorite in the 100-meter hurdles. She was on pace to win gold--until she tripped over the penultimate hurdle. Devastated but not defeated, she fought her way back to break the American record in the indoor 60-meter hurdles in 2010. This could be the year of Lolo's 100-meter revenge. "Bad things can be good," she says, "if you use them as motivation."

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What do you say to yourself when you're winning? "'Keep things tight.' Because the moment you get lazy or think, "Oh, I'm in the lead!" is when everyone will pass you."

What's your go-to snack?
"I travel with dark chocolate to relax me, and Goldfish crackers, which don't have a lot of calories."

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How do you stay focused?
"I zero in on the track. It's my place of peace, where I'm most at ease, and my home. At the last Olympics, I don't even remember hearing anyone in the stands, but I can tell you what the grains on the starting line looked like."

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Favorite psych-up song?
"Bad Girls," M.I.A.

When I run, I feel....
in the zone.

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