For a few weeks during the 1976 Montreal Olympics I became obsessed with Finnish athlete Lasse Viren.
I was 10. It was his kit that fascinated me, in particular the royal blue Onitsuka Tiger shoes he raced in and which he can be seen holding aloft in a photo taken after his victory in the 10,000m. So while my mum sat up watching David Wilkie swim his way to gold, I dreamed of trainers and shorts and stylish tracksuits with trouser legs you could unzip to make massive flares.
It explains a lot, I know.