The 800-meter runner shares everything from her go-to breakfast to the song she listens to before every single race

By Kylie Gilbert
Updated: September 21, 2016

'Olympic hopeful' Ajee Wilson is now officially Rio-bound as of last weekend's Olympic trials in Eugene, Oregon. Despite a devastating fall by Alysia Montano (who tripped over Brenda Martinez), the track and field star, who is also a senior at Temple University in Philadelphia, managed to avoid the collision, and finished second in the 800-meter final behind Kate Grace, clocking a time of 1:59.51.

While Wilson went pro four years ago and has already competed on the national and international stage, there's a lot you probably don't know about the 22-year-old who hopes to take home a medal come August. So, we sat down with the middle distance runner athlete while in New York City a few months back for a speed round interview session.

Check out the video to hear Wilson talk about everything from her go-to breakfast (spoiler: It's Frosted Flakes) to the person she looks up to the most-Olympic champion Allyson Felix, aka the 'Beyoncé of track and field' ("trackoncé" is officially our new favorite word.)

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