I found longer races boring. I found the mile just perfect. But my introduction to track racing was through the background of enjoying cross-country running, which is not a sport perhaps as popular in America, in the United States, as it is in England. But cross-country running — steeple chasing is what it’s called informally — is very popular. I enjoyed doing that and I was quite good at that, but I wasn’t quite as good as I proved to be as a miler.