51. Become a student of the sport.

Running tip #51 …

“If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of Giants.”– Sir Isaac Newton

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My 17th century lit. professor at UNC first introduced me to the phrase, “pygmies standing on the shoulders of giants.”  Throughout my running and racing life, I have made it my practice to actively seek out and learn from the giants in our sport … even traveling across an ocean to find a coach in Harry Wilson after I graduated from college.  In my wide-ranging research (that continues to this day), I have never come across a runner more interview-worthy than my fellow statriot, Tony Waldrop.

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Here is a link from my old blog,  Songs of Experience, where I posted Tony’s interview:

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Dear pygmies, read and learn!

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  1. joannesbitmabe joannesbitmabe

    And here’s a link to another Waldrop interview on Let’sRun:
    http://www.letsrun.com/2005/waldrop.php

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