Worrying gets you nowhere. If you turn up worrying about how you're going to perform, you've already lost. Train hard, turn up, run your best and the rest will take care of itself.— Usain Bolt
Strong Sprinter quotations
Life is often compared to a marathon, but I think it is more like being a sprinter; long stretches of hard work punctuated by brief moments in which we are given the opportunity to perform at our best.
Divas do it, golfers do it, pilots do it, violists do it, sprinters do it, soldiers do it, surgeons do it, astronauts do it...only business people think it isn't necessary to train.
How you start is important, but it is how you finish that counts.
In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter.
I have to keep going, as there are always people on my track.
I have to publish my present work as rapidly as possible in order to keep in the race. The best sprinters in this road of investigation are Becquerel and the Curies.
When I was young, I was too slow. I thought I must learn to run fast by practicing to run fast, so I ran 100 meters fast 20 times. Then I came back, slow,slow,slow. People said, 'Emil, you are crazy. You are training like a sprinter.'
Love affairs are for emotional sprinters; the pleasures of love are for the emotional marathoners.
It's always been too slow for me. Playing. The pace of things. I'm a fast sprinter. The trouble was, after playing in the group for a few months, I couldn't reach that point.
Double gold means I'm king of the sprints. It shows I'm the best sprinter around.
I'm a decent sprinter and I can gun a motorcycle from zero to suicidal in less than ten seconds.
I always wanted to be a sprinter.
For some of us love comes into the room, kicks her shoes off, ﬁnds the most comfortable sofa, and lies down, rests, has no intention of going anywhere. For others love walks in smoking a cigarette, checking her watch every two seconds, jittery, with one hand on the doorknob, heart rate up, always in sprinter’s position, ready to run.
I don't have a sprinter's body.
I am a bit different from the other sprinters because, I would say, I can run many different ways while the other guys they just came on and they can only run one way.
I realized that I was more of a sprinter than a marathon man.
With a long, long project, I get bored easily.
In swimming at my level it's about control of the small movements.
A good ballet dancer floats across the stage, the best sprinters virtually abolish gravity. All motion occurs in the right direction.
I think animation is like running a marathon, and making a movie is like a 100 meter sprint. The question is: are you a marathon man or are you a sprinter? I realized that I was more of a sprinter than a marathon man. With a long, long project, I get bored easily.
Before me, sprinters retired at 23 or 24.
I run because I still like it, I can make a living, and I feel I was born to do it. And because people tell me I can't do it.
You learn to run like a sprinter, you'll be a great distance runner
I am basically turning football players into sprinters for a while.
When we first talked about it, I didn't know how my expertise could be used.
We are making a little portion of their brains be sprinters;
they are 100 percent football players, but for these purposes, they must learn the proper way to run.
Propaganda is a sprinter, but truth is a long-distance runner.
You need to become more than one type of athlete.
You have to be a sprinter, a weight man and a distance guy all in one.
As a kid, I was a pretty good little sprinter.
My only talent is that I have a so-called big engine.
I can attack on successive days - well maybe now not so often - or ride tempo at the front of the peloton for a week. I'm not a climber or a sprinter. Whatever makes the race sticky, fast and difficult is good for me. I'm just a big motor - I think I'm allowed to say that - and a fighter. I'll do whatever it takes to make the race.
If you look good, you run good. I go on YouTube channels and look at makeup. Each year, I get better and better at it. That's one of the things I love. So, getting ready for races, I look in the mirror and make myself look good there, so all I have to do is perform. You see most sprinters try to glam up. I think it's a confidence thing.
Everything is Flammable was the first full-length book I was able to finish.
I started a couple others, but ran out of steam. This one had momentum, I never got bored or discouraged. It is made up of short pieces, which is where my comfort zone is. I'm more of a sprinter than a long-distance runner. When you do a short piece, you get in and get out; you don't linger.
I've always been quite an active person especially when I was younger.
When I was in primary school, I used to play lots of sports. I was a sprinter and I did basketball and swimming and Gaelic football and things like that. So I always thought, I guess, that it would be fun to incorporate that much physical activity and work into a dramatic piece.
To a sprinter, the hundred-yard dash is over in three seconds, not nine or ten.
We crave instant success these days. If you are a really good sprinter and long jumper, you don't want to spend two or three years on a whole new set of events. You're used to doing well and it's difficult to give that up.
As a little kid, not only is my dad Jo-Jo White, but M.
L. Carr is involved in the family, Red Auerbach is my godfather, and my stepmother was an Olympic-caliber sprinter. Athletes were all around. I happened to be a natural athlete. If I wasn't, it might have been hell. But I never got any pressure from my mom and dad to be an athlete.
Humans are built for endurance, not speed.
We're awful sprinters compared to every other animal. We try to run our races as if they were speed races, but they are not. They're endurance races. Even a marathon, the way it's run now, it's not an endurance contest.
What I loved about bike racing was that it was not a mainstream sport.
My heroes were self-made. There were no coaches, no training centers, and only a handful of sponsors. Training rides were not totally devoted to bike talk. I got to know a lot of riders this way, not just as good sprinters or good climbers, but as people who had ideas different from mine, jobs different from mine, and dreams different from mine.
How you start is important, very important, but in the end it is how you finish that counts. It is easier to be a self-starter than a self-finisher. The victor in the race is not the one who dashes off swiftest but the one who leads at the finish. In the race for success, speed is less important than stamina. The sticker outlasts the sprinter in life's race. In America we breed many hares but not so many tortoises.
Im Jamaican, man. Im Jamaican first. You gotta understand thats where Im from. Thats home. That you can never take away from me. Im a Jamaican-born Canadian sprinter.