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The first mile of the Philadelphia Marathon was no good. The road went up into the sky. After two or three hundred metres it went up, up, up — like a building! As soon as I started the race, I had no life energy.

I am very tricky. I just run the course and if I don’t complete it, I call it practice. Otherwise, if I take it too seriously, I suffer. I think, “Oh, I have to complete it.” But this way I don’t have to worry. I just start and do as many miles as I can.

RB 425. 12 November 1981