Endurance and How to Get It – Strength Magazine – February, 1930

A famous middle distance runner was speaking of his experiences and explaining the reasons for his considerable success. “Some say that a successful athlete owes his accomplishments to a wonderful gift of Nature in the form of an unusual physique,” he began, “while others say that a ‘fighting heart’ or ‘super-human endurance’ is the cardinal factor. I grant that a wonderful physique in terms of muscles and bones may have much to do with a man’s success, as may a ‘fighting heart,’ but I put my vote on endurance as being the most important factor in an athlete’s success.

Stark CenterUniversity of Texas