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Series: Pics and Quotes #3 – Championship Week

“On the day, YOUR best is not necessarily THE best.  YOUR best is the performance you seek.  You can do no more.”

Where: Los Angeles Coliseum

When: 1984

What: Olympic Trials 1500

Who: Ruth Wysocki (#139) beating Mary Decker (#337)




“Seeing runners accelerate off the starting line, bodies first leaning out then coming gracefully upright, raising their knees, going to their toes, initiating a sudden change of pace, watching their eyes flick as they navigate the pack, I see art, rhythm, strength, control…I see dancing.”

Where: Los Angles Coliseum

When: 1984

What: Olympic Trials 3000 qualifying heat

Who: Mary Decker 

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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