” If you’re not in it you can’t win it. “


” Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can’t afford losing one. “


” Sometimes you have to resist working on your strengths in favour of your weaknesses. The decathlon requires a wide range of skills. “


” When you’re walking into the stadium, you just say to yourself, ‘the 100m is the same anywhere, the shot put is the same weight anywhere. “


” I think one of the things about being a good coach is to recognise when you have given all that you can. In fact there should be some sort of unspoken law that says that a coach cannot have anyone for three or four years – if you have not passed on most of the stuff you know in that time, then you are not doing a good job. “


” In sport, if you want to be the best you have to compete against the best – I would much rather have come tenth and be judged against everyone than come first and be judged against just a few. “


” Retiring was hard. I’d spent 15 years doing something I loved, but when you get older everything seems to go. When I started spending too long with the physio and the doctor, I knew it was time to call it a day. But I had no preparation for being retired and I didn’t know what to do. “



All 7 Daley Thompson Quotes about You in picture


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Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can


Sometimes you have to resist working on your strengths in favour of your weaknesses. The decathlon requires a wide range of skills.
When you
I think one of the things about being a good coach is to recognise when you have given all that you can. In fact there should be some sort of unspoken law that says that a coach cannot have anyone for three or four years - if you have not passed on most of the stuff you know in that time, then you are not doing a good job.
In sport, if you want to be the best you have to compete against the best - I would much rather have come tenth and be judged against everyone than come first and be judged against just a few.
Retiring was hard. I
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