I had over-trained. I put too much pressure on myself because I wanted that gold medal too much. If I had trained 15 percent less, I would have won. I was training like a crazy person. There was a lack of self-confidence and a lack of maturity. An athlete does not only train his body. He trains with his mind.
- Hicham El Guerrouj -
(Moroccan runner on his second-place finish in the 1,500 meters at the )