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Inspired People Produce Results: How Great Leaders Use Passion, Purpose and Principles to Unlock Incredible Growth by Jeremy Kingsley

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3 What Inspires People? PURPOSE

What a champion Michael Johnson was! Before he retired from competitive racing in 2000, Johnson garnered world records in the 200 meters, 400 meters, and 4 x 400 meter relay, and he ran the fastest 300 meters of all time.

Johnson won five Olympic gold medals and was crowned world champion nine times. He was the only male sprinter in history to win both the 200 and 400 meters events at the same Olympics, the Atlanta games in 1996, and the only man to successfully defend his title in the 400 meters at a summer Olympics competition.

Johnson’s running style defied the contemporary perception that a high knee lift is essential for ...

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