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Decathlon and Decathletes Quotes and Quotations

As a runner Daley Thompson is excellent, as a jumper he is excellent, and as a thrower he is an excellent runner and jumper.
Cliff Temple (1978)
Behind every good decathlete, there's a good doctor.
Bill Toomey
Being a decathlete is like having ten girlfriends. You have to love them all, and you can't afford losing one.
Daley Thompson
During a photo-call with fellow Olympic gold medallist Duncan Goodhew- Pity Steve Ovett didn't show up. Then we could have had the good, the bald and the ugly.
Daley Thompson (1980)
I spent 12 years training for a career that was over in one week. Joe Namath [New York Jets] spent one week training for a career that lasted 12 years.
Bruce Jenner
On her Olympic Pentathlon winning performance - Sheila Sherwood told me that I blew so many kisses to the crowd after every jump that I could have got the job at the very end of The Morecambe and Wise Show.
Mary Peters (1972)
Seb Coe is a Yorkshireman. So he's a complete bastard and will do well in politics.
Daley Thompson (1993)
The decathlon is nine Mickey Mouse events and the 1500 metres.
Steve Ovett
When I lost my decathlon world record I took it like a man. I only cried for ten hours.
Daley Thompson (1980)

 

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