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Edwin Moses
August 31, 1955 -
Nationality: American
Category: Athlete
Subcategory: American Athlete

I always had to keep improving my skills in order to remain competitive and keep winning.


Lots of people let it go by and never accomplish what they want. I just wanted to see what I could do.


I went to Moorehouse College. There was no track and field there.


In particular, I studied German and Russian biomechanics.


My father was an all-American football player.


Both parents supported my becoming a world class athlete.


The joint lubrication was not what it was when I was competing, and I decided that not having arthritis or rheumatism for the rest of my life was a lot more important to me than returning to the track.


Stretching was a major part of my preparation.


I used biomechanics to save time when I was competing.


My father was also a principal of a school and mother was a curriculum advisor. Both were educators.


I didn't get an athletics scholarship at a major school.


I was always a mean and lean athlete - not tall - not large.


I always got my work done before playing.


I overcame size with mechanics.


One of my major competitors was Harold Smith. Smith beat me in 1977. I was loafing during that competition.


In digital world, sport provides opportunity to bring people together.


My concentration level blocks out everything. Concentration is why some athletes are better than others. You develop that concentration in training and concentrate in a meet.


I wanted to go to medical school. But, I never got a college scholarship.


I was always more of an academic than a jock.


I never struggled with injury problems because of my preparation - in particular my stretching.


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