Edwin Moses. Probably one of the best hurdles ever, but I bet not many of you know him. He was a 400m hurdler…THE 400m hurdler. A self-trained Olympian, Edwin Moses made running his science. He figured that the perfect stride for the distance would be 13 steps between hurdles and if he did that, he was going to be hard to beat. And hard to beat he was. Starting in the summer of 1977 he began a winning streak. A winning streak that last for 9 years, 9 months, and 9 days. 122 straight races including two Olympic Gold medals. He would take the races by storm and be already far enough in the pack by the second turn where the only way he could lose at that point was if he fell. Nothing to mess with, Edwin Moses, the 400m hurdler and one of the most incredible athletes in track and field history.

Hurdlers are sprinters with a problem. They’re not satisfied just to sprint. Anybody can sprint, some not as well as others of course, but anybody can sprint. Not everybody can run hurdles. There’s an extra dimension involved. Hurdlers would make a good subject for a thesis in psychology - they are of apersuasion that just needs an extra dimension.
—  Denny Moyer