Mark Spitz is a swimmer, best known for winning seven gold medals at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games, an achievement surpassed only when Michael Phelps won his eighth gold medal of the 2008 Olympics.  In this interview Mark Spitz talks about one of his most memorable moment in his Olympic career, gives advice to men considering Botox Cosmetic for the first time, also gives advice to aspiring young athletes in achieving their best, and what he thinks about Michael Phelps the new swimming champion.
As world famous Olympic gold medalist swimmer you don’t need much introduction. What have been some of your most memorable moments of your career?
Winning seven gold medals in Munich was the highlight of my career. 

How did you first get interested in Botox Cosmetic?
As a financial advisor and motivational speaker, my facial expression is a very important part of my message. When I am serious, my ‘11’ – those stubborn frown lines between the brow — makes me look angry and unapproachable rather than congenial. I knew I had to do something about it, but for a long time, I just didn’t know what my options were. Then I heard about BOTOX® Cosmetic and spoke to my wife about it. She encouraged me to see a great doctor who answered all my questions.

What do you like most about Botox Cosmetic?
It’s a simple procedure that is done in a doctor’s office and the results are worth the effort! 

“Dream their dream and take one day at a time. Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice. “

How do you feel Botox Cosmetic changed the appearance of your skin?
BOTOX Cosmetic didn’t change the way I looked, it simply helped to relax the muscle between the brow and diminish the appearance of those vertical frown lines I not affectionately call the 11. In fact, my mother-in-law said the other day, “Mark when I use to see you, you always had a perplexed look on your face, like you were concentrating really hard even when you were relaxing.  You don’t have that same look anymore. You now look vibrant!” What better complement can you get from your mother-in-law?

What advice can you give to men who are considering Botox for the first time?
Don’t be afraid to ask lots of questions.  I want other men to feel comfortable and be inspired to strive for their personal best and to be comfortable in choosing BOTOXCosmetic if this helps them meet this goal. Also, I would advise them to log onto to get information on how to find a trained physician in their area because that’s important too.

Mark Spitz

Nadia Comaneci and Mark Spitz

Why is it easy for you to be honest about using Botox?
I know I’m among a number of men that use BOTOX Cosmetic.  My doctor let me know that more than one million non-surgical procedures, including BOTOX Cosmetic, were performed on men last year.  I not alone in wanting to do this for myself. 

What compelled you to team-up with Nadia Comaneci to launch the Your Personal Best Campaign?
Nadia is great and also a long-time friend.  I think we make a good team.

How have some of the disciplines you learned as an Olympic champion translated into your day to day life?
At the peak of my athletic career I measured my personal best in how far I could push myself physically and mentally. Today, I still push myself but now it’s about striving for my best whole self.

What advice can you give to aspiring athletes in achieving their best?
Dream their dream and take one day at a time.  Destiny is not a matter of chance; it’s a matter of choice.

Which American male swimmers are you looking forward to watch at the 2008 games?
Michael Phelps.  He is an incredible swimmer and has the potential to do wonderful things at the upcoming Olympics.  I look forward to watching him compete.   

What are some of the pressures that come with being a champion?
There is quite a bit of pressure after you break new records.  After the Olympics, I felt as though I was being watched under a microscope.  I felt like I would, from that moment on, always be expected to win.

Who and what do you find inspiring in life?
My wife and two children.

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