Athletics is a luxury.
Life was very simple. My parents had come from the North of England, which is a fairly rugged, bleak, hard-working part of England, and so there was not the expectation of luxury.
You were born to win, but to be a winner, you must plan to win, prepare to win, and expect...- Zig Ziglar
If you don't see yourself as a winner, then you cannot perform as a winner.- Zig Ziglar
The greater danger for most of us lies not in setting our aim too high and falling short; ...- Michelangelo
Reexamine all that you have been told in school, or in church or in any book. Dismiss what...- Walt Whitman
I find my life is a lot easier the lower I keep everyone's expectations.- Bill Watterson
When I was about to break a world record and become well known, my mother used to say that for her the important thing was for me to become a doctor – a career which had not been possible in her generation and in her society. Sport was something to be set aside.
You get very tired, and there was a certain amount of pain and you slow up. Your legs are so tired that you are in fact slowing. If you don’t keep running, keep your blood circulating, the muscles stop pumping the blood back and you get dizzy.
|Birth:||23rd March, 1929|
Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister is an English former athlete best known for running the first mile in less than 4 minutes.
In the 1952 Olympics in Helsinki, Bannister set a British record in the 1500 metres, but did not win the medal he expected. This humiliation strengthened his resolve to be the first 4-minute miler.
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