Rowing is one of those underrated sports; the ultimate team sport. Where, if you stick out as an individual, it’s wrong. You don’t push for yourself, you push for your crew. What rowers do is push themselves and each other to the limits. They can’t stop in the middle of a race, not like throwing their towel down in frustration in the middle of the field, because nobody wants to let their crew down. Motto: Race hard, race for each other.
Commentator on the Searle brother’s victory at the Barcelona Olympics 1992
Pretty much sums up rowing(via live-torow)