Question: Were you always good in running?Carl Lewis: I started off good. Then for a number of years I was not very good. I have experienced winning and also very severe losing. Very! But I think it was important in my life to have seen both sides. I have seen people run faster and slower than me, and that was important. It taught me how to deal with people better, and how to deal with the sport.
Sri Chinmoy, Carl Lewis: the champion inner runner, Agni Press, 1991