Wilma Rudolph — American Athlete born on June 23, 1940, died on November 12, 1994

Wilma Glodean Rudolph was an American track and field sprinter, who competed in the 100 and 200 meters dash. Rudolph was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s and competed in two Olympic Games, in 1956 and in 1960... (wikipedia)

Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.
When the sun is shining I can do anything; no mountain is too high, no trouble too difficult to overcome.
It doesn't matter what you're trying to accomplish. It's all a matter of discipline. I was determined to discover what life held for me beyond the inner-city streets.
I loved the feeling of freedom in running, the fresh air, the feeling that the only person I'm competing with is me.
Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us.

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