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Quick Clarification on Chicken Excrement

Just to be clear, Without Limits is my third, all-time favorite movie, any genre.

My all-time favorite scene, from any movie, is with Steve Prefontaine and Bill Bowerman (Prefontaine’s coach).

They are having a heated discussion about Prefontaine’s need to take the lead.  Front-running is what Bowerman calls it.

Bowerman tells Pre he could run faster times if he’d let someone else take the lead.

Pre says, “I don’t want to win that way”.

Bowerman, “What’s the point of racing”?

Pre, “To win”.

Bowerman, “So you don’t want to win”?

Pre finally says, and I quote, “I don’t won’t to win unless I know I’ve done my absolute best.  And the only way I know how to do that is to run flat out until I have nothing left.  Winning any other way is Chickenshit”.

By jeff noel

Retired Disney Institute Keynote Speaker and Prolific Blogger. Five daily, differently-themed personal blogs (about life's 5 big choices) on five different sites.