Angelo Taylor

Athlete Spotlight

Angelo Taylor is one of the most decorated athletes in USA Track and Field history. One of the original members to join the Georgia Track Club when it formed in 2014, Angelo tells us a little about his life off the track, his Olympic experience, and what is next.

What is your favorite song to warm up to?

  • I actually don't listen to music. I like my mind clear so I can focus on the task at hand...winning!

What is your least favorite workout?

  • I can't stand 600's. I hate them with a passion! But if I have to run them, I run them hard.

What is your favorite TV Show?

  • Empire. It's the best show on TV right now. 

What is your favorite restaurant?

  • TGIF. I like that it is a world wide chain.

Do you prefer running at night or in the morning?

  • I like running at night. We get to do that a lot in Europe. It's calming, serene, and I tend to feel smooth and relaxed under the lights.

What makes you run after all these year?

  • I just love to compete. I know it's a God given talent to run, and I intend to run until my wheels fall off.

You have made four Olympic teams, which is your favorite and why?

  • My favorite [Olympic] Games was Bejiing because I was an underdog. I ran my personal best in the 400 hurdles and won my second individual gold medal. Then to put the icing on the cake, I ran the 4x400 relay in which we won gold and set the Olympic record.

What is the most challenging aspect of running track?

  • As I have gotten older, sponsorship and funding opportunities have reduced significantly. The support of my fans, family and friends plays a vital role in my ability to keep running. Without them, it would not be possible to keep competing. I am grateful to all the individuals who have contributed to my career over the years.

What does the GTC mean to you?

  • The GTC is really exciting to be part of. I have always felt proud to be a part of the tradition that Georgia has in track and field. Now we have the opportunity to unite as a team, serve our community, and recieve much needed financial support.

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