How Olympic Sprinter Allyson Felix Lives Her Best Life

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Best Shower Song
"What's Love Got to Do with It," by Tina Turner. When I was little, I would dress up as Tina and shimmy to her music.

Best Vice
Ben & Jerry's Oatmeal Cookie Chunk is my all-time-favorite ice cream. When I found this flavor, I was like, "This is totally what I would have created!"

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Best Thrill
Walking into the stadium in Athens for my first Olympics in 2004. All I remember is being blinded by the camera flashes. It was a little overwhelming-I was 18. It took my breath away.

Best Recent Read
I'm loving Unbroken, by Laura Hillenbrand. It's about a bombardier, Louis Zamperini, who crashed in the ocean and was stranded for weeks before ending up in a Japanese prison camp during World War II. He was also an Olympic runner.

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Best Friend
Alisha and I met in the sixth grade, and now she's an attorney. We're total opposites-she knows absolutely nothing about sports-but whenever we get together, it's such an escape. We love to shop, watch movies, or just sit around.

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Best Hidden Talent
I have the gift of sleep. I can do it anywhere. Definitely comes in handy when you travel as much as I do.

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