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Doctors and scientists said that breaking the four-minute mile was impossible, that one would die in the attempt. Thus, when I got up from the track after collapsing at the finish line, I figured I was dead.
Roger Bannister
After becoming first person to break four-minute mile, 1952.

My thoughts before a big race are usually pretty simple. I tell myself: Get out of the blocks, run your race, stay relaxed. If you run your race, you'll win....Channel your energy. Focus.
Carl Lewis
American athlete and winner 9 Olympic gold medals.

If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race it's up to you.
Dave Scott
American tri-athlete and six-time Ironman World Champion.

I can feel the wind go by when I run. It feels good. It feels fast.
Evelyn Ashford

Can't anything be done about calling these guys student athletes? That's like referring to Attila the Hun's cavalry as "weekend warriors".
Russell Baker
American columnist and humorist writing about basketball, 1991.

What inner force drove this first athlete? Your guess is as good as mine. Better, probably, because you haven't had four beers.
Dave Barry

Athletes have studied how to leap and how to survive the leap some of the time and return to the ground. They don't always do it well. But they are our philosophers of actual moments and the body and soul in them, and of our maneuvers in our emergencies and longings.
Harold Brodkey

The reason Armstrong has become the world's most indomitable cyclist and America's greatest athlete is two-pronged: He has both the physiology and the passion for his chosen vocation. Still, what truly distances Lance from the (pack) isn't just the pleasure he gleans from being on his bike. All the lads love cycling and certainly the celebrity it buys them. What they don't share is his love for suffering . . . The more Lance hurts (and) the more wasted he becomes, the happier he is.
Rob Fernas

We learn by practice. Whether it means to learn to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living, the principles are the same . . . One becomes in some area an athlete of God.
Martha Graham

The only athletic sport I ever mastered was backgammon.
Douglas William Jerrold

I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
Clark Kerr
President of the University of California.

The mere athlete becomes too much of a savage.
Plato

Successful colleges will start laying plans for a new stadium; unsuccessful ones will start hunting a new coach.
Will Rogers

All the best coaches are in the stands.
Author Unknown

Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
Carl Lewis

One of the great lessons I've learned in athletics is that you've got to discipline your life. No matter how good you may be, you've got to be willing to cut out of your life those things that keep you from going to the top.
Bob Richards

To me, we must learn to spell the word RESPECT. We must respect the rights and properties of our fellowman. And then learn to play the game of life, as well as the game of athletics, according to the rules of society. If you can take that and put it into practice in the community in which you live, then, to me you have won the greatest championship.
Jesse Owens
American Athlete, 4 time Gold Medalist in Track and Field at the 1936 Olympic Games, 1913-1980.

There is no substitute for athletics.
Robert Kennedy
U.S. attorney general and adviser, 1925-1968.

For too long the world has failed to recognise that the Olympic Games and the Olympic Movement are about fine athletics and fine art.
Avery Brundage
American sports Administrator and President of the International Olympic Commitee (IOC) from 1952 to 1972. 1887-1975.

I find the three major administrative problems on a campus are sex for the students, athletics for the alumni, and parking for the faculty.
Clark Kerr

The brawny mix of extraordinary sights-weather, politics, races, imagination, corruption and athletics. They clash and mingle here where the broad prairies that are the world's most fertile collection of farm fields meet the vast Great Lakes that are the world's largest collection of fresh water.
Andrew H. Malcolm

Athletics is a luxury.
Roger Bannister

Because I just like sports, I like athletics and I like competition.
Trishelle Cannatella

Coming from a farming background, I saw nothing out of the ordinary in running barefoot, although it seemed to startle the rest of the athletics world. I have always enjoyed going barefoot and when I was growing up I seldom wore shoes, even when I went into town.
Zola Budd

Encourage kids to enjoy running and play in athletics. Don't force them to run too much competition.
Arthur Lydiard

Football, that's just athletics. But in the business world doing everything people are competing. So you need good work ethics, and I think it helped me to develop good work ethics, being in a small town.
Herschel Walker

I think everybody ought to be allowed to be engaged in athletics at whatever level the audience will accept.
Gerald McRaney

I could produce spurts of speed and after taking up athletics I found myself running quite quickly over 400m.
Michael East

If you set a goal for yourself and are able to achieve it, you have won your race. Your goal can be to come in first, to improve your performance, or just finish the race it's up to you.
Dave Scott

I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.
Edwin Moses
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