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Olympian Sarah Wells’ new ac­tivewear col­lec­tion is all the #fit­spi­ra­tion you need.

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“I love that it’s my job to work out,” says track-and-field ath­lete Sarah Wells. Af­ter years of train­ing for six hours ev­ery day, Wells got to com­pete in the 400-me­tre hur­dles at the Lon­don 2012 Olympic Games. But her jour­ney wasn’t with­out ob­sta­cles. A stress frac­ture in her fe­mur side­lined her for nine months in 2011. Af­ter heal­ing, Wells had less than a year to get her­self in shape to com­pete at the Olympic level. Her first step? Tak­ing a leap of faith. “I told my­self I would get a tat­too of the Olympic rings if I ever got to the games,” she says. “On my first day back in the gym, I just got the word ‘Be­lieve’ on my wrist to help push me.” Wells didn’t win a medal, but she did reach her goal of com­pet­ing at the Olympics and she added the rings to her tat­too. Now, she has trans­lated her story into an ac­tivewear col­lec­tion (avail­able in stores on June 1), seek­ing to in­spire oth­ers to reach their own fit­ness goals—what­ever they are. “I in­cor­po­rated ‘Be­lieve’ into the de­signs so that ev­ery­one wear­ing them can have faith in them­selves,” she says. Af­ter tak­ing the sil­ver and bronze at the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto, Wells says she feels “faster than ever” and has al­ready hit Olympic qual­i­fi­ca­tion time ahead of this year’s games in Brazil. “My achieve­ments are a tes­ta­ment to who I am as an ath­lete,” she says.

Ny­lon and span­dex sports bra, Sarah Wells Col­lec­tion ($24.99); ny­lon and span­dex leg­gings, Sarah Wells Col­lec­tion ($39.99); cot­ton and polyamide bomber jacket, The Run­way at WIN­NERS ($699.99); wool and polyamide cardi­gan, The Run­way at WIN­NERS ($199.99); polyester and rub­ber shoes ($49.99). All at WIN­NERS.

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