Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training. You can't be lackluster in training and concentrate in a meet.

— Edwin Moses

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I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.

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My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.

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I went to Moorehouse College. There was no track and field there.

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The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track.

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I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.

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One of my major competitors was Harold Smith.

Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition.

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I was always more of an academic than a jock.

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Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want.

I just wanted to see what I could do.

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I don't really see the hurdles. I sense them like a memory.

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I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.

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I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.

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Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.

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About Edwin Moses

Quotes 27 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Athlete
Birthday October 16

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.

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I wanted to go to medical school. But, I never got a college scholarship.

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There are so many people afraid of a task.

They get so overwhelmed by the obstacles in front of them that they shy away from reaching beyond a position of safety.

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My concentration level blocks out everything.

Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.

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I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.

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Social ills: teenage pregnancy, gangs, children with behavioral problems.

All these things can be alleviated if kids got more physical activity for starters.

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I always got my work done before playing.

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Stretching was a major part of my preparation.

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My father was an all-American football player.

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In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.

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I overcame size with mechanics.

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You have to have already convinced yourself that you are going to win no matter what other influences are.

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No one runs fast without an extreme amount of training.

Like today, you see kids walking around dribbling a basketball. I had a bag with track shoes in it, and I used to go to the track every day.

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I ran my first race the end of March, 1976.

And less than four months later I was Olympic champion. But I had the background. It's not like I just ran one day and all of a sudden became a champion. It was a lot of work.

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