Saturday, January 8, 2011

Competition Is Success And Tragedy (video)

I feel bad for this guy. In this 20km race in Tokyo last week, this runner comes from a few back to take the lead with just 150 or so meters to go. Then he follows the truck taking a turn instead of running straight, obviously thinking the lead truck was going the right way. With officials gesturing to him, it is obviously his own mistake. At that point he diverts back, but it is too late - he has lost the lad and finishes in fourth place. Competition is full of glorious moments, both personal and competitive, but it is also full of tragedy and failure.

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