Question: I have noticed in your races tremendous finishing power. To what do you attribute your power?Carl Lewis: That comes from being disciplined, keeping my mind on what I have to do and always looking ahead. Also, I always have utmost confidence that I am going to win. No matter what happens, I am not going to change my game plan — even if someone gets a bum start. Also, I am relaxed. You really have to conquer the fear of pain and falling or accidents.
Sri Chinmoy, Carl Lewis: the champion inner runner, Agni Press, 1991