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Simone Biles, Ryan Lochte and more Olympic hopefuls tell us why they're 'strong'

by Brandon Goodwin. /  / Updated  / Source: TODAY

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The world's greatest athletes don't get to the top by pure luck.

Some are helped along by their faith, while others get support from family or draw strength from past struggles.

In chats with TODAY, several athletes who will be representing the U.S. at the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic games shared the things they believe have kept them "strong" on the road to Rio.

Allyson Felix

Allyson Felix
Allyson Felix on why she is "strong."TODAY

Vincent Hancock

Vincent Hancock
Vincent Hancock on why he's Strong.author field

Jillion Potter

Jillion Potter
Jillion Potter on why she's "strong."TODAY

Lex Gillette

Lex Gillette
Lex Gillette on why he's "strong."TODAY

Simone Biles

Simone Biles on why she's "strong."
Simone Biles on why she's "strong."TODAY

Seth Weil

Seth Weil
Seth Weil on why he's "strong."author field

English Gardner

English Gardner
English Gardner on why she's "strong."TODAY

Andy Bisek

Andy Bisek
Andy Bisek on why he's "strong."TODAY

Hailey Danisewicz

Hailey Danisewicz
Hailey Danisewicz on why she's "strong."TODAY

Ryan Lochte

Ryan Lochte
Ryan Lochte on why he's "strong."TODAY

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