Herbert James "Herb" Elliott is a middle distance runner from Australia. He became the champion of 1500 m at the Olympic Games in Rome in 1960 at world record time 3.35,6. The old record of 3.36,0, he held himself. Elliott was during his career undefeated in both an English mil as of 1500 meters and won in the distance 44 races in a row. Although his vinnartid in Rome best performances on the cinder track court, was so noble that it had been enough for gold in Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992 and Atlanta 1996th.
In August 1958 he set a new world record for an English mil over time 3.54,5, an improvement of 2.7 seconds, and the 1500 meters with a time 3.36,0, a trimming of 2.1 seconds. He ran the 'dream mile on 17 occasions. Many Olympic athletes won more gold medals than Herb Elliott, but few have shown such absolute authority in a sport, which he did in middle distance running during the years 1957 to 1961.
Our collection contains 3 quotes who is written / told by Herb.
"It is the inspiration of the Olympic Games that drives people not only to compete but to improve, and to bring lasting spiritual and moral benefits to the athlete and inspiration to those lucky enough to witness the athletic dedication"
"The greatest stimulator of my running career was fear"
"Training was a time where resolutions made in the enthusiasm of an inspired moment were put to personal test"