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.