"You've got to be a long-distance runner in this business."
"None has matched the Jewish community as long-distance runners in the civil rights movement."
Some long-distance runners constantly feel pain in their feet when they exercise.
The same way that a long-distance runner feels good once her body has gone beyond simple exhaustion.
Once the skiing season is through, around Easter, long-distance runners take over.
He never managed to rise to the very top of international long-distance runners, however.
But with a long-distance runner the sense of defeat is often written all over the body.
"We have to put some demands on middle- and long-distance runners," he said.
Over the next two decades he turned out scores of dedicated long-distance runners.
He had the tall, lean build of a long-distance runner.