Essentially, we distinguish ourselves from the rest. If you want to win something, run the 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
Attributed in "Making a run at the Olympic dream", an unsigned article from The StarPhoenix, 9 May 2007, at canada.com (CanWest MediaWorks Publications Inc.)
I was not talented enough to run and smile at the same time.Emil Zatopek
It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.Emil Zatopek
An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.Emil Zatopek
It is not gymnastics or ice skating, you know.Emil Zatopek