Emil Zatopek — Czechoslovakian Athlete born on September 19, 1922, died on January 22, 2000

Emil Zátopek was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5000 metres and 10,000 metres runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life. He was nicknamed the "Czech Locomotive"... (wikipedia)

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.
You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.
If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.
The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on.
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

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