CHAMPIONSHIPS – “In a championship competition, aim only to compete to the totality of your ability, nothing more, nothing less.” – Jeff Johnson
WHO (left to right): John Gregorek (Georgetown), Todd Harbour (Santa Monica TC), Phil “Tiny” Kane (Athletics West)
WHEN: Early 1980s
WHERE: Old Boston University Track
Note: Harbour went on to coach at Baylor, and is probably the fastest American miler you’ve never heard of, 3:50 at least, maybe 3:49.
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!
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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Todd Harbour – 3:50.34 (7/11/1981)