Quote Of The Day
This is a guy who, four days before his (Olympic Trials) prelim, had $15 in his bank account, was crashing on a friend’s couch in Portland, and still needed to get to Eugene. I asked if he ever thought about how he was probably living more rustically than most of his competitors, thinking I’d “ah-ha!” him into admitting to being something of a badass and stop being so damn humble.
“Sadly, this is probably more common than you’d think,” he said. “Things add up quickly if you don’t have somebody paying for your travel or aren’t paid a salary. When you’re at a meet, you lose a lot of money.”
– Excerpt from a Paul Snyder article on US steeplechaser Carl Stones‘s spartan lifestyle as he chases his dream. This winter, Stones lived in a house without heat in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
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