Noureddine Morceli Quotes

Perhaps I don't give the impression that I'm hurting on the track. But that is because I am animated by an interior force which covers my suffering.

And then in life you always have to try and today I may not have succeeded but I am happy to have tried to beat my record.

(Algerian athlete 1996 Summer Olympics on the 3000m world record) I think my 3:27 for 1500m is worth 7:21 for 3000m.

Barcelona is now in the past. I was sick and boxed in and that's understandable why I lost.

I am still young. I have a lot of time. And if someone breaks my records in the future I won't cry. That's sport.

It was an extraterrestrial performance. It is very special to go below 4:50 but I believe I can do better.

I believe in God. He is the secret of my success. He gives people talent.

When I race my mind is full of doubts - who will finish second who will finish third?

My real motivation is to reach 3:25... I am still young; I have a lot of time left in my career.

I run to be known as the greatest runner the greatest of all time. I could not eat or sleep for a week after I lost in the (1992) Olympics. I have to win or die.

I think my 3:27 for 1500m is worth 7:21 for 3000m.