100- & 220-yard dash
An inspiring story of his victories at the annual meet of the Intercollegiate Association of Amateur Athletes of America in 1919 was retold by Elder L. Tom Perry during the priesthood session of General Conference, 05 Oct 1996. Click here to read that story as printed in theDeseret News.
“He knew that other coaches felt that a little wine was useful for the men who have trained muscles and nerves almost to the snapping point… He looked his coach in the eye and said, ‘I won’t take it.’… Next morning… ‘All of the other fellows are ill. I don’t know what’s the matter with them,’ the coach said seriously.”