20 Great Quotes From...Athletics: Part Three

Barney Corkhill@@BarneyCorkhillSenior Writer IOctober 25, 2008

Barney Corkhill's Great Quotes series returns! Here I continues to look at athletics. In this series I will be looking at some of the very best quotes to have been uttered in various sports.

The quotes aren't just from players, coaches and commentators, but anyone who has ever said a good quote to do with the chosen sport! Some are intentional, some aren't, I'll leave you to make your own mind up!

This is a hilarious collection of stating the obvious, comic genius and just down right stupidity!

So, without further ado, lets look at the next 20 great quotes from athletics! Enjoy!

"I don't think the discus will ever attract any interest until we start throwing them at each other" - Al Oerter

"Zola Budd: so small, so waif-like, you literally can't see her. But there she is" - Alan Parry

"A very powerful set of lungs, very much hidden by that chest of his" - Alan Pascoe

"Watch the time - it gives you an indication of how fast they are running" - Ron Pickering

"And Brian Hooper will have that recurring dream again and again" - Ron Pickering

"Mary Decker, the world's greatest front-runner. I shouldn't be surprised to see her at the front" - Ron Pickering

"Henry Rono, the man with those tremendous asbestos lungs" - Ron Pickering

"The Americans' head are on their chins a little bit at the moment" - Ron Pickering

"And the hush of anticipation is rising to a crescendo" - Ron Pickering

"He is going up and down like a metronome" - Ron Pickering*

"Exactly how intricate a sport is jogging? You were two years old. You ran after the cat. You pretty much had it mastered" - Rick Reilly

"The first time I see a jogger smiling, I'll consider it" - Joan Rivers asked when she will start jogging

"If you make one mistake, it can result in a vasectomy" - Steeplechaser Mark Rowland

"He's got so much potential and most of it is still to be realised" - Stuart Storey

"As a runner Daley Thompson is excellent, as a jumper he is excellent, and as a thrower he is an excellent runner and jumper" - Cliff Temple

"When I lost the decathlon record, I took it like a man. I cried for a week" - Daley Thompson

"I know I'm no Kim Basinger, but she can't throw a javelin" - Fatima Whitbred

"Most of these athletes have a favourite lead leg, which is either left or right" - Mike Whittingham

"The original Olympics were all held in the nude. That sure changed men's hurdles. The white guys won a lot more races" - Tim Young

"What a man, what a lift, what a jerk!" - Jimmy McGee

* = Barney's quote of the day

So there you have your final 20 Great Quotes from athletics!

Do you have a favourite? Let us know which one!

See other quotes from athletics:

20 Great Athletics Quotes: Part One

20 Great Athletics Quotes: Part Two (David Coleman special!)


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