You know what I love bout Herb Elliot? He really didn’t seem to like running all that much, he was just very good at it. He was also willing to work very, very hard and put himself through more pain than most of his contemporaries, but only for about three years.
He retired, after a very short career, as the reigning gold-medalist, world-record holder, and entirely undefeated in the 1500m and mile.