Champions. “Champions rarely achieve on the first attempt but try and fall short many times before the day they stand, scarred and joyous, atop the victory stand!” – Jeff Johnson
WHO: Rick Wolhuter, Matt Centrowitz Sr., Mike Durkin
WHERE: Eugene, Oregon
WHEN: June 1976
WHAT: 1976 Olympic Trials 1500 Meter Final
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WHO: Joetta Clark (Tennessee) and Patti Bradley (Villanova)
WHERE: Philadelphia, PA
WHEN: April 1984
WHAT: 1984 Penn Relays 4×800
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!
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.