At the end of the day, if you're a professional athlete in track and field you are the CEO of your company.
Life is about timing.
People have a moral standard about what they will do and will not do. At the end of the day someone who cheats has a lower moral standard than someone who does not. And they will cheat in other areas of life as well.
I found the emotion that as an athlete you block out, and it really helped me to understand myself as a person. I'm a really emotional person and it helped make me a better person.
The trials on the road to world harmony are no greater than the courage of those who accept the challenge.
You have to free your mind to do things you wouldn't think of doing. Don't ever say no.
The best kids are going to become the best. But the best thing about it is that you're going to learn lessons in playing those sports about winning and losing and teamwork and teammates and arguments and everything else that are going to affect you positively for the rest of your life.
Scientists have proven that it's impossible to long-jump 30 feet, but I don't listen to that kind of talk. Thoughts like that have a way of sinking into your feet.
I tell you, it was kind of two-fold. I fortunately had a lot of support. My coach was amazing - he told me to focus on being prepared and that is what I did. Every athlete is nervous - any athlete who tells you they're not nervous isn't telling you the truth. I was as prepared as I could be.
The people are fed up with their elected officials playing the blame game and treating their political counterparts as enemies.
Track and field is the best way to reach out for kids. It doesn't matter how fast you are. You always want to beat someone.
I'm a fast learner. I may not run as fast as I used to, but I think I still learn as fast.
You're not going to get a chance to vote for me on the ballot, but you can actually vote for what I believe in.
People have always thought of me as being something, but I'm just a human being like everyone else.
I don't intend to stay around any longer than I feel I can be No. 1.
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