Alberto Juantorena Quotes
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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.
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.
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.
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.
I run in practically every single road race in my country, 5k, 10k just to promote the sport.
I love music, and outside of work my family keeps me very busy, I have five children to keep track of.
We want to make sure our athletes have a future once their athletics careers are over.
Then I received support from the Government to compete for my country, and to represent Cuba in competition.
We want to promote the great qualities of athletics - and maintain its integrity - all over the world.
The medal is not for yourself. It couldn't be done without the support and help of my people, runners, and coaches