Wednesday, August 19, 2009


Q: "Does beating everyone in the world except a few guys from east Africa mean anything to you?"

Dathan Ritzenheim: "Well I'd like to beat those guys, too. Craig Mottram used to say, 'I don't want to be known as the best white guy in the world,' and I dont want to think of it that way either."

That quote was from Ritz's interview after he finished 6th place in 10,000m at the World Championships. Ritz, who had just set a ~12 sec PR on a steamy night in Berlin, could've easily looked back on the performance and spoke about how pleased he was with it. Instead though, he spoke about looking ahead, getting better, and taking on the best in the world.

The full interview is below and the above quote is ~ 7:30 in. Enjoy!

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