Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want. I just wanted to see what I could do.
More Quotes from Edwin Moses:I was always more of an academic than a jock.
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.
I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.
I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.
One of my major competitors was Harold Smith. Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition.
I overcame size with mechanics.
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Man seems to be capable of great virtues but not of small virtues; capable of defying his torturer but not of keeping his temper.
Gilbert K. Chesterton
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I retired because I had a knee injury, my cartilage was wearing out, it was painful and I couldn't put in the four hours of practice each day that I needed to.