A Pic and A Quote #35: Limits

“Your limitations are mostly in your mind. Subdue them with dreams, goals, enthusiasm and effort.” – Jeff Johnson

Photo by Jeff Johnson

WHO:  Janet Bristol (Green Mt. AC) leads Trina Hosmer (Falcon TC)

WHAT National AAU Senior Women’s XC Championships

WHEN 1970

WHERE:  Forest Park, St. Louis, MO.

Jeff Johnson Anecdote: Janet Bristol (Green Mt. AC) leads Trina Hosmer (Falcon TC) (leading in this photo, Janet is not leading the race) .  In the background, Pam Bagian in the vertical striped shirt, running for a club in Michigan followed by Caroline a teenage marathon wonder from Eugene, OR.  The trailing runner with her head cut off in this picture is Cheryl Bridges, eventually to be Shalane Flanagan’s mother.  Janet’s shirt and shoes supplied by Jeff Johnson.  Janet, then a 15-yr old sophomore at So. Burlington, VT, HS, was in the senior women’s race instead of the girls’ race because I was too inexperienced then to know any better, and her parents let me push her up to the seniors race.  Janet bailed me out, though, by placing 5th, qualifying for the World XC Champs in San Sebastian, Spain, in March, 1972, where she finished 5th in the WORLD among Senior Women.

More on Janet Bristol 

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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