Quote Of The Day
“How is it I can run the fifth fastest time in history and finish fourth in a race? … I stood there in total amazement. I walked off the track and someone called to me, ‘loser.’ I thought, ‘shit, come on, I ran the fifth fastest time in history. I know I finished fourth but was only three steps away from winning. How can I be a loser?’ In fourth place you don’t get any prizes. I experienced that again in ’76. Fourth is not a good place.”
– New Zealand’s 1972 Olympic 1,500 bronze medalist Rod Dixon talking about the 1974 Commonwealth Games, which some consider one of the all-time greatest mid-distance races. Tanzania’s Filbert Bayi broke Jim Ryun‘s WR with 3:32.16 (which still stands as the Commonwealth Games record) in a race that included distance legends John Walker and Brendan Foster.
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