HEART: “Your preparation for the contest will take you only so far. After that, beyond oxygen debt, beyond lactate build-up, is HEART, which will determine the outcome.” – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Steve Prefontaine (Oregon/USA) leads Nick Rose (Western, KY/England) and John Ngeno (Washington State/Kenya), Neil Cusick (Eastern Tennessee), Doug Brown (Tennessee)
WHAT: NCAA XC Championships
WHERE: Spokane, Washington
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.”
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3 thoughts on “A Pic & A Quote #48: HEART”
Looks like Steve Prefontaine is cheering on Steve Prefontaine in this pic.
Completing WHO – Neil Cusack (East Tennesse/Ireland) and Doug Brown (Tennessee/USA).
Neil Cusack won the 1972 NCAA Cross Country Champioships, leading East Tennessee to a 2nd place team finish.
Doug Brown placed 2nd place in 1972, leading Tennessee to the NCAA team title