I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect.
It had always been a British preoccupation to hold this mile record.
What do we live for if not to make life less difficult for each other
The man who can drive himself further once the effort gets painful is the man who will win.
I enjoy singing, and the instruments which truly move me are the horn, the trumpet and the cello.
I think that is a universal adolescent feeling, trying to find your place. The adolescent who is perfectly adjusted to his environment, I've yet to meet.
My introduction to track racing was through the background of cross country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America as it is in England.
I was playing rugby and the other games English school children do, and there was an event in which races were run, and I won these by a considerable margin.
If there was the opportunity to climb a mountain, or to go ballooning, or some adventurous activity, I would always be keen to do it. I loved the countryside.