Quotation by Jacki Hanson

My parents think I'm a bum.
Jacki Hanson (b. 1948), U.S. marathon runner. As quoted in WomenSports magazine, p. 10 (February 1977).

Hansen, the women's world record holder in the marathon, was describing her parents' reaction to her having quit several jobs because they cut into her training time. She was living in an old hunter's cabin in the hills outside Los Angeles and selling glucose supplements to other runners to earn some money.
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