A Pic and A Quote #29: Comfort Zones

“In competition, in order to achieve your maximum performance, you must be entirely out of your mental or physical comfort zones -or both- for the duration.  But it is precisely there, in the world of hurt, that excellence resides, character is defined, and glory is won!  It is precisely then the competitor says, ‘Bring It ON!’” – Jeff Johnson

Photo by Jeff Johnson

WHO:  Dave Barney (NB), John Easker (Wisconsin United), Gabriel Kamau (Converse West/Kenya); Sosthenes Bitok (Team Kangaroos/Kenya); Scott Jenkins (Wisconsin United); Eamonn Coghlan (NY AC/Ireland)

WHAT TAC XC Championships

WHEN November 24, 1984

WHERE Franklin Park, Boston, MA


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!

Photo 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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