After decades of watching Africans win all the big distance races, I had become accustomed to the idea that "they" were just better. Due to millenia of evolution or whatever. Rooting for Americans to even compete with the top Africans was mostly just frustration and embarassment. I had accepted the idea that "we" couldn't compete at the top level.
this skinny little white kid from Oregon just trains himself up to the
top levels, and with supreme confidence just goes out and kicks butt
with the best of the best. Well, it brought me to tears today. So, so
happy for him and Mo to share today's triumph together! What a great
If he can do that, then it makes it easier for all of us to say to ourselves, "No excuses!"
Just Do It, indeed.