Emil Zatopek Quotes

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Born: September 19, 1922, Koprivnice, Czechoslovakia
Birth Country: Czech Republic
Died: Prague, Czech Republic, November 21, 2000
Occupation: Olympic athlete

A runner must run with dreams in his heart, not money in his pocket.
- 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

Great is the victory, but the friendship of all is greater.
- Emil Zatopek

If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to.
- Emil Zatopek

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

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

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on.
- Emil Zatopek

We are different, in essence, from other men. If you want to win something, run 100 meters. If you want to experience something, run a marathon.
- Emil Zatopek

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