When I was young, I was too slow. I thought I must learn to run fast by practicing to run fast, so I ran 100 meters fast 20 times. Then I came back, slow, slow, slow.
Emil Zatopek


Meaning of this quote in other languages

Spanish: Cuando yo era joven, yo era demasiado lento. Pensé que tenía que aprender a correr rápido mediante la práctica de correr rápido, por lo que corrí 100 metros velocidad de 20 veces. Luego volví, lento, lento, lento.

Mandarin Chinese: 当我年轻时,我是太慢了。我想我必须学会快速练跑的快跑,所以我跑百米速度快20倍。然后我就回来了,慢,慢,慢。

Portuguese: Quando eu era jovem, eu era muito lento. Eu pensei que eu preciso aprender a correr rápido, praticando a correr rápido, então eu corri 100 metros rápidos 20 vezes. Então eu voltei, lento, lento, lento.

Italian: : Quando ero giovane, ero troppo lento. Ho pensato che devo imparare a correre veloce da praticare a correre veloce, così mi sono imbattuto 100 metri 20 volte veloci. Poi sono tornato, lento, lento, lento.

Russian: Когда я был молод, я был слишком медленным. Я думал, что я должен научиться быстро бегать, практикуя, чтобы быстро бегать, поэтому я побежал в 100 метрах быстрые 20 раз. Потом я вернулся, медленно, медленно, медленно.

Japanese: 私が若い頃、私はあまりにも遅かった。私は、速く走るために実施することにより高速に実行するために学ばなければならないと思ったので、私は100メートルを速く20回走った。それから私はゆっくりと、ゆっくりと、ゆっくりと、戻ってきた。

French: Quand j'étais jeune, j'étais trop lent. J'ai pensé que je dois apprendre à courir vite en pratiquant à courir vite, alors j'ai couru 100 mètres rapide 20 fois. Puis je suis revenu, lent, lent, lent.

German: Als ich jung war, war ich zu langsam. Ich dachte, ich muss lernen, schnell durch Üben, schnell zu laufen laufen, so lief ich schnell 100 Meter 20-mal. Dann kam ich zurück, langsam, langsam, langsam.

Turkish: Ben gençken, ben çok yavaş oldu. Ben hızlı çalıştırmak uygulayarak hızlı çalıştırmak için öğrenmek gerekir düşündüm, bu yüzden 100 metre hızlı 20 kez koştu. Sonra yavaş, yavaş, yavaş, geri geldi.

Other quotes by Emil Zatopek

My running was very simple; it was out of myself.

An athlete cannot run with money in his pockets. He must run with hope in his heart and dreams in his head.

It's at the borders of pain and suffering that the men are separated from the boys.

The athlete of today is not an athlete alone. He's the center of a team - doctors, scientists, coaches, agents and so on.

If one can stick to the training throughout the many long years, then will power is no longer a problem. It's raining? That doesn't matter. I am tired? That's besides the point. It's simply that I just have to.

About Emil Zatopek

Profession: Athlete
Nationality: Czechoslovakian
Born: September 19, 1922
Died: September 19, 1922


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