Alberto Juantorena Quotes

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Alberto Juantorena


And then you have the responsibility and the duty of being good examples to youngsters, not smoke, training hard, go to bed early, don't drink alcohol, don't take drugs, it's very important to have a policy for educating against doping.

Alberto Juantorena


My main point in this regard was to compete for my country and my people and to receive the support of the entire Cuban society, to carry my flag in whatever competition I was in, the Olympic Games, Pan-American Games.

Alberto Juantorena


If we carry on filling up the calendar, we keep on pushing the athlete, we shorten the athletes longevity. The risk is to shorten a career that could have lasted 10 years because the athlete is burnt out.

Alberto Juantorena


Be very strong... be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion.

Alberto Juantorena


I am always fighting inside the Council to get the message across that at each competition venue, we should send somebody to inspect and to make sure the athletes will be looked after in a correct manner.

Alberto Juantorena


I got involved in athletics during physical education lessons at school.

Alberto Juantorena


I run in practically every single road race in my country, 5k, 10k just to promote the sport.

Alberto Juantorena


I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of.

Alberto Juantorena


We want to make sure our athletes have a future once their athletics careers are over.

Alberto Juantorena


In Cuba we use our champions to promote the sport.

Alberto Juantorena


Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition.

Alberto Juantorena


We are just not made up to be middle distance runners.

Alberto Juantorena


You never know the limit of a human being.

Alberto Juantorena


We want to promote the great qualities of athletics - and maintain its integrity - all over the world.

Alberto Juantorena


The medal is not for yourself. It couldn't be done without the support and help of my people, runners, and coaches

Alberto Juantorena