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A Pic and A Quote #34: Mindset

MINDSET: “When racing, your focus should be on controlling the content of your thoughts.  Concentrate on what you are doing, on the challenges and opportunities around you, and on the execution of your race plan.  Give no thought to potential outcomes, no thought to things like winning or losing!  – Jeff Johnson

WHEN:  1980

WHO:  Lane 1 with the “C” on his chest is Mike Stahr (Carmel High School, NY). He ran 4:06 in high school but not in this race.  Eventually competed for Georgetown.  His lifetime bests: 800 — 1:46.44,  1500 — 3:37.34,   Mile — 3:57.25. No super shoes :);  Lane 3, dark uniform, Miles Irish (Burnt Hills High School, NY). Ran at Georgetown with Stahr.  Lifetime bests: 800–1:47.67, 1000–2:21.74

WHERE: Leverone Fieldhouse, Dartmouth College

WHAT: Dartmouth Relays High School Mile

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  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.

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