Enjoy the thoughtful comments of Michael Johnson, former WR for 200 meters and current WR holder for 400 meters! MJ shows in this video, quite frankly, what makes him a WR holder-
he wanted it more than others and he delivered it when the pressure was on him!
1968 Olympic gold medalist Bill Toomey said it best: You have to covet the gold medal, and
you have to want it more than anyone else. And, you better have a lot of luck!
Larry Eder has had a 50-year involvement in the sport of athletics. Larry has experienced the sport as an athlete, coach, magazine publisher, and now, journalist and blogger. His first article, on Don Bowden, America's first sub-4 minute miler, was published in RW in 1983. Larry has published several magazines on athletics, from American Athletics to the U.S. version of Spikes magazine. He currently manages the content and marketing development of the RunningNetwork, The Shoe Addicts, and RunBlogRun. Of RunBlogRun, his daily pilgrimage with the sport, Larry says: "I have to admit, I love traveling to far away meets, writing about the sport I love, and the athletes I respect, for my readers at runblogrun.com, the most of anything I have ever done, except, maybe running itself." Theme song: Greg Allman, " I'm no Angel."
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