Quotes by Emil Zatopek

Emil Zátopek; 19 September 1922 – 22 November 2000) was a Czechoslovak long-distance runner best known for winning three gold medals at the 1952 Summer Olympics in Helsinki. He won gold in the 5,000 metres and 10,000 metres runs, but his final medal came when he decided at the last minute to compete in the first marathon of his life.

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An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

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It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

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Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.

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If you want to run, run a mile. If you want to experience a different life, run a marathon.

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You can't climb up to the second floor without a ladder. When you set your aim too high and don't fulfill it, then your enthusiasm turns to bitterness. Try for a goal that's reasonable, and then gradually raise it.

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