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Born: 1955-08-31
Profession: Athlete
Nation: American
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I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.

Tags: Save, Time, Used

Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want. I just wanted to see what I could do.

Tags: Accomplish, Lots, Wanted

Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.

Tags: Both, Class, Parents

I always got my work done before playing.

Tags: Done, Playing, Work

I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.

Tags: Keep, Order, Winning

I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.

Tags: Athletics, Major, School

I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.

Tags: Injury, Particular, Problems

I overcame size with mechanics.

Tags: Mechanics, Overcame, Size

I wanted to go to medical school. But, I never got a college scholarship.

Tags: Medical, School, Wanted

I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.

Tags: Athlete, Large, Mean

I was always more of an academic than a jock.

Tags: Academic, Jock

I went to Moorehouse College. There was no track and field there.

Tags: College, Field, Track

In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.

Tags: Bring, Digital, Together

In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.

Tags: German, Particular, Russian

My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.

Tags: Father, Mother, School

My father was an all-American football player.

Tags: Father, Football, Player

One of my major competitors was Harold Smith. Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition.

Tags: Beat, Harold, Major

Stretching was a major part of my preparation.

Tags: Major, Stretching

My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.

Tags: Others, Training, Why

The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track.

Tags: Decided, Life, Rest