I went to Moorehouse College. There was no track and field there.
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.
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.
Stretching was a major part of my preparation.
Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want. I just wanted to see what I could do.
I overcame size with mechanics.
I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.
I always got my work done before playing.
I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.
I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.
I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.
I wanted to go to medical school. But, I never got a college scholarship.
Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.
My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.
In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.
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