Zátopek’s running style was distinctive and very much at odds with what was considered to be an efficient style at the time. His head would often roll, face contorted with effort, while his torso swung from side to side. He often wheezed and panted audibly while running, which earned him the nicknames of “Emil the Terrible” or the “Czech Locomotive”. When asked about his tortured facial expressions, Zátopek is said to have replied that “It isn’t gymnastics or figure skating, you know.”
—  Everything about this paragraph is amazing. (x)

idk I just get highly amused when I make a gifset of an RTD-era Moffat episode and people reblog it with tags like “remember when Doctor Who was GOOD?” like.


1: It’s still freaking amazing

2: That one happened to be written by the dude you’re pretending to hate for really close to no reason at all