Perfection: “Perfection is the journey-the purpose, the passion, the process-not the destination.“ – Jeff Johnson
WHEN: 1970 or 1971
WHO: 14 year old Mary Decker winning. Followed by Abby Hoffman (Canada) and Cheryl Toussaint (Atoms TC).
WHERE: Madison Square Garden, New York City
WHAT: 880 yards or 800 meters
*Each of these athletes became Olympians. Notice the hand-timers and finish line string!
Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com For those of you that don’t know, Jeff Johnson was employee #1 for Nike. He actually is the one responsible for naming what is now a world corporation. 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! Many of his quotes are also being housed on the NHTFCA website.
Photos 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.