A Pic and A Quote #27: Beginning the Love of Running!

“The love of running is an acquired taste, an attraction to the tart rather than the sweet.  To become a runner is to change, and to change can be both exhilarating and wrenching.  We should approach running with an optimistic, but cautious trepidation, not expecting to experience a smooth trajectory of triumphs, nor should we expect our coaches to affect unrelieved excitement for their subject.  Love of running cannot be taught; it can only be embodied.” – Jeff Johnson

Picture Above

WHO:  Keith Colburn (Harvard-#103); Harvard Coach Bill McGurdy shaking hands with Tom Spengler (Harvard-#114);


WHEN 1968

WHERE Van Cortland Park, Bronx, NY

Picture to the Right – Mile Mark of Same Race!!!

WHO: Far Left, Art Dulong partly obscuring Frank Shorter; Steve Stageburg (Georgetown); far right #130 Brian Kivlan (Manhattan); #110 Dave Pottetti (Harvard)

Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are carrying over a series begun during the track season on our sister site, newhampshiretrackandfield.com .  For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 of Nike.  He actually is the one responsible for naming the company.  Fortunately for us, he was also a world class photographer of our great sports in the 1960s and 1970s during which he captured thousands of sports photographs.  We are honored and thankful for their choice to use our sites as their medium for sharing their passion.  We hope our presentations can do them justice!

Photos by Jeff Johnson

Quotes by Jeff Johnson from his work in progress: “In Other Words: Things I Think I Said When I Was Trying To Think Of Something To Say.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhcrosscountry@gmail.com

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