Daley Thompson — English Athlete born on July 30, 1958,

Francis Morgan Ayodélé "Daley" Thompson CBE, is an English former decathlete. He won the decathlon gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and broke the world record for the event four times... (wikipedia)

In my heart of hearts my motivation would always have been to be the best, and I think that athletics is probably what I was built for.
I wouldn't swap the era I competed in for anything, not a day of it. I started out as an amateur, and people like myself, Seb Coe, Steve Ovett, Steve Cram, Tessa Sanderson and the rest did it for the glory of winning medals for our country.
I'm competitive - that's what defines me - and I love it.
There were only ever two black kids at my school. I never considered myself to be 'a black kid'. I was who I was. Which isn't to say things haven't happened to me that wouldn't have happened if I wasn't black.
Sport fosters many things that are good; teamwork and leadership.