“People ask me, 'What is the use of climbing Mount Everest?' and my answer must at once be, 'It is of no use.'There is not the slightest prospect of any gain whatsoever... If you cannot understand...that the struggle is the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward, then you won't see why we go. What we get from this adventure is just sheer joy. And joy is, after all, the end of life.” - George Mallory
Harold Abrahams, gold medalist in 100m. sprint 1924 Olympics. The son of a Jewish immigrant from Russian Poland, he was a British BBC commentator at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. One of his brothers was the founder of British Sports Medicine. His story is told in the Oscar winning film Chariots of Fire.