“Scientific testing can’t determine how the mind will tolerate pain in a race. Sometimes, I say, ‘Today I can die.'” Gelindo Bordin – Winner of the 1988 Olympic Games marathon and European Champion in 1986 and 1990
“As powerful as our legs are, as magnificent as our lungs and arms and muscles are, nothing matters more than the mind.” Scott Jurek – One of the worlds best ever Ultra Runners. Winner of the Spartahlon 153 mile race on three separate occasions (2006-2008).
“The idea that the harder you work, the better you’re going to be is just garbage. The greatest improvement is made by the man or woman who works most intelligently.” Bill Bowerman – Co-founder of Nike and coach to 31 Olympic athletes and 16 sub-4 minute milers. Coach to the great Steve Prefontaine.