My African cliché of the day is that of the lack of seriousness and rigor of African athletes.

Akii Bua is the perfect response to that cliché, he worked so hard, in preparation for the September 1972 Olympics. Imagine, from December to April that year, he did a cross-country every day, then from May to September, several sessions of 1000M hurdles, with a 10Kg vest on his back!

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