Outdoor Pic and Quote #7: Earn It!

EARN IT. “Success is like a luxury hotel without an elevator.  If you want to eat in the revolving restaurant and enjoy the great view, you are going to have to climb the stairs and earn it.”  – Jeff Johnson

WHO: Francie Larrieu (#86 Pacific Coast Club); Peg Neppel (#96 Iowa State)

WHEN: 1976

WHAT: US Olympic Trials

WHERE: Hayward Field Portland, Oregon


Editor’s Note: Due to the graciousness of Jeff Johnson, John Goegel and others, we are continuing our series begun last spring and through the cross country season on our sister site newhampshirecrosscountry.com  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

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.”

If you are interested in a poster version of a photo from this series, they are available for a small charge.  Contact us via nhtrackandfield@gmail.com

Leave a Reply

%d bloggers like this: