"It sounds a bit odd, but half way through a marathon, you don't feel great...I just tell myself; I feel great, I feel wonderful, I am amazing... and smile. Noone wants to smile when it feels bad".
"I've got to go to be competitive. I don't go to a race to just do it"
"You have to learn had to put up with the suffering, that mind set, especially for the long distance stuff, if you are doing a 9 or 10 hour race when you hit 7 hours you need that mentality to push on".
"Who wins and who loses comes down to who mentally can push it"