I am a sucker for the Olympics. How could you not want to watch athletes who trained their entire lives for this one moment? Who dedicated every waking hour to achieve the perfect triple axle, or for Shaun White to go for his third Olympic medal? Their dedication, the struggles and sacrifices of their families, and their striving for perfection to their craft is mindboggling.
As you prepare for your big moment on March 16, think of Derrick and his Olympic moment. Think of the kids in our programs who have so little in life yet deserve so much. Think of all the training and dedication and hard work you have put into this one day. And rejoice. Rejoice because you are helping these kids have a better life and rejoice because you are running 13.1 miles to your own Olympic victory.
“Our races are to our sport what Wimbledon and the Australian, U.S., and French Opens are to tennis, and what the Masters, U.S., and British Opens and PGA Championship are to golf. Each race has the history, the tradition, the honor roll of legendary champions, and a special place in the eyes of all to make them stand apart from the other events.” Mary Wittenberg