The super well like 41-year old Malcolm made a bunch of media interviews as he just started his new gig as head coach for UK Athletics.
One quote from him at the bottomof an article in The Guardian really caught my attention.
Sean Ingle wrote:
“And athletics is such a unique sport. You could have somebody right now, who’s never done the sport before, who could actually be a medallist in Tokyo in some events. That’s the nature of our sport, right? That’s the beauty of it. That’s what I love about it.”
I find that quote to be very interesting, particularly from a coach. I mean we have all these article touting his 12-year plan but then we have the man himself admitting someone who doesn't even do track might be able to win an medal in Tokyo if they are talented enough.
Yes, you'd still need a coach to get them to peak right and keep them motivated. But it's a pretty interesting quote. I think it's largely correct but interesting nonetheless.