Sunday, June 8, 2008

Having Fun vs. Winning: At Odds?

I’m doing triathlon because I love it and because it’s fun, and not because I want to win it in every case. I know that Americans, they say “Oh, second [place] is the first loser,” and “You don’t win silver, you lose gold.” But for me, really, the most important thing is the fun and not the win.

- Faris Al-Sultan, 2005 Ironman Triathlon World Champion, interviewed on The Competitors radio show

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