Sunday, January 16, 2011

Was It That Bad?

Haile Gebrselassie recently returned to racing following a retirement announcement after pulling out of last year's New York City Marathon.

There's probably a lesson here for all of us...don't be too eager to call it quits after a bad race.

If you don't recall, Gebrselassie had a very bad race at the New York Marathon when he pulled out of the race at mile 16 due to tendinitis in his knee. Shortly after pulling out of the race the world record holder announced his retirement from the sport to a shocked world of distance runners.

Well, that decision was reversed less than 10 days later. The point of all of this for we aspiring world record holders . . . no race is ever THAT bad.

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