Mary Decker Slaney


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  • ''I think I've been good, but I want to be better. I think women reach their peak in their mid-thirties.''
    Mary Decker Slaney (b. 1958), U.S. runner. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 55 (July 29, 1991). At thirty-three, Slaney had been running competitively for eighteen years; at age fifteen, she had already been ranked fourth in the world. She had suffered setbacks recently and was professionally threatened by emerging African track stars.
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  • ''I've always got such high expectations for myself. I'm aware of them, but I can't relax them.''
    Mary Decker Slaney (b. 1958), U.S. runner. As quoted in Sports Illustrated, p. 52 (July 29, 1991). At thirty-three, Slaney had been running competitively for eighteen years; at age fifteen, she had already been ranked fourth in the world. She had suffered setbacks recently and was professionally threatened by emerging African track stars.

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