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Mark Spitz
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    All things being equal, if we could simulate the same scenario, he has a lot more difficult task. He's elected to swim six individual events, as opposed to what I elected to do, which was four. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    And if you have high cholesterol, you would feel the same as if you had low cholesterol because there are no side effects, no symptoms of having high cholesterol. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    By making a comeback, I'm changing the attitude of people toward me. If I'd known that people would react so enthusiastically, I'd have done it years ago. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    Did I take it all in on the awards stand? The only time I would have done that was my last event, because I was always thinking about the next one. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    Everyone loves to be loved. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    Goggles were not allowed. A cap was allowed, but I chose not to wear one. I grew the mustache because a coach in college said I couldn't grow one. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I always wanted to be a dentist from the time I was in high school, and I was accepted to dental school in the spring of 1972. I was planning to go, but after the Olympics there were other opportunities. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I am not qualified to talk about the diet. Simply because I am not a dietician. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I got beat real hard and heavy in the Olympic Games in 1968 by a guy who swam an incredible race one time in his whole life, but he did it right at the right time. I'd like to be that guy now. Maybe that's what I'm going to have to pull out of my hat to make the Olympic team. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I have a pool at my home that is 12.5 m long, so that if I swim eight laps, I can look at the time and say, that's my time for 100 m. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I swam my brains out. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I walked away from the sport for 17 years, then started swimming again recently in a master's program. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I'm at the depot, and I'm not going anywhere. That's better to deal with than having to deal with the unknown. And the unknown is they don't want to fail. They don't want to pay the price unless there's a guarantee they're going to get there. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    I'm trying to do the best I can. I'm not concerned with tomorrow, but with what goes on today. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    If you fail to prepare, you're prepared to fail. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    In my case, when my lifestyle was pretty good - I ate foods low in cholesterol and fat and exercised three or four times a week. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    In my day, at 12 years old, which was 38 years ago, we worked out in summer months for two and a half hours. Today someone in that age group might work out for four hours, two hours in the morning and two at night. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    Life is true to form; records are meant to be broken. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    My biggest loss was the Olympics. I just can't forget losing. I never will. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    One of the most difficult things for people who have been successful in sports is adapting to the daily world where you can't get an answer from someone until 5 o'clock tomorrow. There is always an excuse. Living 40 or 50 years like that doesn't get too exciting after a while. Mark_SpitzMark Spitz
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    Past performance speaks a tremendous amount about one's ability and likelihood for success. Mark_Spitz/21.php">Mark Spitz
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    So in my mind I own a lot of house records still. Mark_Spitz/22.php">Mark Spitz
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    Swimming isn't everything, winning is. Mark_Spitz/23.php">Mark Spitz
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    The memories of the Munich games for me are of triumph and tragedy. Mark_Spitz/24.php">Mark Spitz
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    The pool is terrible, but that doesn't have much to do with my record swims. That's all mental attitude. Mark_Spitz/25.php">Mark Spitz
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    There are times I might coach one or two workouts a year when the regular coach gets caught in traffic. Mark_Spitz/26.php">Mark Spitz
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    Well my thoughts on American swimming are that our prospects look favorable, but we may not have as strong a showing in the gold medal count as in previous Olympics. But I am not coaching. Mark_Spitz/27.php">Mark Spitz
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    When I went to the Olympics, I had every intention of shaving the mustache off, but I realized I was getting so many comments about it - and everybody was talking about it - that I decided to keep it. Mark_Spitz/28.php">Mark Spitz
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    Yes, I believe that the art of winning is through intimidation, and not necessarily do you have to speak about it. Mark_Spitz/29.php">Mark Spitz