1. 10

    I raced supremely well. I felt I was as well fitted to do it as I had ever been, and as perhaps I might ever be. I went climbing three weeks before, because I was feeling fed up with running.

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  2. 9

    I lived on the top of one hill and the school was at the top of another hill. Nobody ever went to school by car - we didn't have any cars during the war. So that to and from school was itself a training.

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  3. 8

    I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect.

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  4. 7

    I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello.

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  5. 6

    I came from such a simple origin, without any great privilege, and I would say I also wanted to make a mark. It wasn't until I was about 15 that I appeared in a race.

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  6. 5

    Athletics is a luxury.

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    I couldn't disappoint people. I did not want to fail and exhaust myself, because I was the kind of runner who trained so little that I couldn't race again within another 10 days.

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  8. 3

    The earth seemed to move with me. I found a new source of power and beauty, a source I never knew existed.

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  9. 2

    The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.

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    The person who can drive themself further once the effort gets painful, is the one who will win.

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