How Hard Could It Be?
“I thought the 5,000m would be an easy event because people seemed to be running so slowly round and round the track. I thought, ‘I can do this.’ so I entered the house race at school. I only lasted about four laps of the race before pulling out and decided the event wasn’t for me.”
– The Netherlands’ two-time World silver medalist long jumper Ignisious Gaisah talking about how his first track event was actually a distance race. It took him all of about 5 minutes to transition to the jumps.
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