By Wendy Mitchell
Updated February 23, 2010 at 04:00 PM EST

During the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, wanted to find out what music is inspiring US athletes. So we asked a variety of Olympic competitors what song (or playlist of songs) they’ll be grooving to before they compete. We’ll run these throughout the Games. Good luck, Team USA!

Elana A Meyers, Bobsled (you can watchwomen’s bobsledding today on NBC)

“Runnin’ (Radio Mix)” by Doman & Gooding

“Dig A Hole,” Jay-Z

“Champion,” Floyd feat. Ray L

“Transform Ya,” Chris Brown featuring Lil Wayne

“So Hard,” Rihanna

“Make Me,” Janet Jackson

“Spirit,” Chris Brown

“Revolver,” Madonna feat Lil Wayne

“More,” Usher

“Forever,” Drake featuring Kanye West, Lil Wayne, and Eminem

“My playlist is my pre-race warm-up mix. I typically spend about 30-45 minutes warming up before each race, so it’s important to me to have music that keeps me going and fired up the entire time. Each of these songs is fast paced and has a high energy, which helps when warming up in freezing cold weather. Also, for me I need to stay relaxed, having music that makes me happy helps. The mix gets off to a great start, ‘Runnin’,’ really gets me going and makes me smile. ‘Dig A Hole’ is a little more harsh of a rap song, which helps me click in and get down to business. Chris Brown is seen throughout the mix, as his songs usually fit the bill for any type of workout, and can you truly have a good mix without divas such as Rihanna, Janet Jackson, and Madonna? I like to finish off my warm-up with some full on dancing in the start house, and ‘More’ by Usher and ‘Forever’ by Drake really get my body moving. For me, a good warm-up mix can make or break a performance and I’ve worked all season to find my perfect pre-Olympic race mix — and this is what will be on my iPod during the games.”

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