Quote Of The Day
“When you’re a runner and you came through the era I came through – people used to laugh at you when you were out running because it wasn’t the thing to do.
They’d shout at you and not many people were out running – if ever you were out in your car and you saw another runner then chances are you’d know them because there weren’t that many of us about.
So you become like an evangelist – you persuade people to come for a run with you, or you persuade them to enter an event, or to come along to the club.
If I hadn’t been a good runner, I would have been a bad runner – but I would still have been a runner.”
– Brendan Foster – Olympic medalist, Great North Run founder and 37-year commentator for the BBC, reflecting on his life in running. The BBC aired a documentary on Foster, who is retiring from broadcasting after Worlds this year, on Saturday. Watch it here with a UK IP address.
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