22 Sec Shot of GUTS
(Thanks to ‘Good Stuff ’ for this little gem)
At the 1999 world track and field championships, US middle distance runner Maria Runyan got trapped on the inside of the pack during a 1500 meter race.
She seemed uncertain as to how to break out, but produced a burst of speed in the home stretch, that literally, rocketed her into fourth place.
Ordinarily such a placing would be unremarkable and go unnoticed, but Runyan is no ordinary runner.
She is legally blind.
Had to think about that one for a bit… imagine running around a track, as fast as you can, with no sight.
The fear of what you’d hit. The speed with ‘no vision.’ What about running into/ over other competitors?
Talk about inspiration. And sheer GUTS!