Allyson Felix as you've never seen her

Allyson Felix was one of several athletes who had a starring role in ESPN The Magazine's music issue. Matthias Clamer

What does it take to transform a track icon into a music star? In its music issue, ESPN The Magazine gave Allyson Felix a chance to make like Beyonce on "Dangerously in Love," and Felix made good. But don't just take our word for it ... check out the pictures for yourself.

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