Olympic superstar Allyson Felix is ready to hit the ground running — literally! Competing in the 4x400m finals on Aug. 20 alongside partner Natasha Hastings, Allyson will be chasing down the gold in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics. Catch that and ALL the other LIVE action, right here!
Better tie up your running shoes because Aug. 20 is a BIG day for track and field. SEVEN different track and field events are lined up to consecutively start at 7:30pm EST. The women’s 4x400m relay starts at 9:00pm EST, and it’s sure to be a nail-biting race for gold! In the women’s 400-meter dash on Aug. 15, Allyson Felix, 30, suffered a heartbreaking loss to runner Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas, who famously DIVED across the finish line, winning the race. Shaunae won with a time of 49.44 seconds, beating Allyson by JUST A HAIR — she came in at 49.51 and took home the silver! SO CLOSE! CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE LIVE STREAM OF ALL THE OLYMPIC TRACK & FIELD EVENTS!
Now, Allyson and her teammates are ready to redeem themselves — despite the fact that she’s suffering from a mild ankle injury! Competing against #TeamUSA in the 4x400m finals are the Bahamas, Canada, Ukraine, Great Britain, France, Italy, and Australia. But Allyson is no stranger to fighting through the pain, since she’s competed in the Olympics MANY times before. In fact, she was a running champion in 2012, and holds three worldwide gold medal titles. Still, contending in these races never gets easier, and always requires a significant amount of training.
“I do feel like I am taking a different approach this year,” she reveals EXCLUSIVELY to HollywoodLife.com.“Getting out of my comfort zone by adding other events, it’s a huge task. I do feel confident in my training, but I know it’s going to be very difficult with the competitors I will face. I am looking forward to the opportunity and the challenge.” Also competing on Aug. 20 are LaShawn Merritt and Gil Roberts, who will run in the men’s 4x400m race. Additional track and field events include the women’s high jump and men’s javelin throw.
HollywoodLifers, are YOU excited to watch the women’s 4x400m race on Aug. 20?