Learning From the Greats — Grete Waitz

Whatever moves the other runners made, I knew I could respond…I felt if I had to, I could fly.

— Grete Waitz

Grete Waitz won the NYC Marathon nine times from 1978 to 1988 and was the first woman to dip under the 2:30 barrier. I love this quote from Grete…she would get so strong and so fit that she felt that if she had to, she could fly in a race.

There are a lot of quick fixes in sport…but you don’t get to Grete’s level without putting in the work.

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