Pics & A Quote #107: Perspective

Perspective: “You will achieve far more in your life than you will ever achieve in your sport. Never let any single day’s success or failure on the athletic field define your self-image or determine your self-worth.”  – Jeff Johnson

Feature Pic

WHAT:    NCAA Mile  

WHO: Marty Liquori (Villanova); Jim Ryun (Kansas)

WHERE:  Knoxville, Tennessee  

WHEN: 1969 

Side Pic (left to right): John Carlos, Liquori, Ryun  

Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun several years ago. 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

Digitized by WC

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.”