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

Emil Zatopek
One day the factory sports coach, who was very strict, pointed at four boys, including me, and ordered us to run in a race. I protested that I was weak and not fit to run, but the coach sent me for a physical examination and the doctor said that I was perfectly well. So I had to run, and when I got started I felt I wanted to win. But I only came in second. That was the way it started.

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