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Outdoor Pic & Quote #8: Effort

EFFORT. “Without effort, competitions are never won.  Goals are never reached.  Nothing happens.  Effort makes things happen.”  – Jeff Johnson

WHO: Danny Harris (Iowa State) beating Tony Valentine (Villanova #128)

WHEN: Early 1980s

WHAT: Jumbo Elliott Invitational – 400m Hurdles

WHERE: Villanova University

NOTE:  Harris was an Olympic Silver medalist who ended Edwin Moses’s 400 meter hurdle streak of 122 victories on June 5th, 1987.

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!

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.”

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