Quote by: Emil Zatopek

When I was young, I was too slow. I thought I must learn to run fast by practicing to run fast, so I ran 100 meters fast 20 times. Then I came back, slow, slow, slow.


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Author Bio


  • NameEmil Zatopek
  • DescriptionCzech Olympic long-distance runner
  • BornSeptember 19, 1922
  • DiedNovember 22, 2000
  • CountryCzechoslovakia
  • ProfessionSportsperson; Marathon Runner; Long-distance Runner
  • AwardsMedal Of Merit; Pierre De Coubertin Medal