PACE: “If your race plan is to adhere to the pace of a rival competitor, first be sure that her pace is what you want and she is not having a bad day. Then, if her pace is the challenge you were seeking , hang on, while trying to achieve ultimate relaxation. Late in the race, if you are still with her and conscious, dig down to find if you have enough left to mount an attack of your own!“ – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Madeline Manning 3-time Olympian (1968 gold in the 800, 1972 silver medal in the 4×400, and 1976 in the 800); Francie Kraker (2-time Olympian – 1968 and 1972); Cheryl Toussaint and Shelley Marshall both of Atoms TC
WHERE: Madison Square Garden
Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike. He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation. Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs. We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion. We hope our presentations can do them justice! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
Photos by Jeff Johnson
Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”
If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.