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Aaron Wellman

NCAA & NFL Performance Coach - New York


One of the great moments in Olympic history took place

on October 20, 1968, the final day of the Mexico City Games.

Traditionally, the last event to be held was the men’s

marathon. 75 runners began their grueling, high-altitude trek

at 3:00 pm, but the heroic moment to which I refer didn’t

happen until several hours later 먹튀검증커뮤니티.

The medals had been awarded. The anthems had been

played. Even the closing ceremonies had concluded. But as the

thousands of attendees stood to gather their belongings and

leave the stadium, a voice over the loudspeakers asked that

they return to their seats. The race wasn’t over yet.

Down the street, motorcycle lights flashed. A lone

runner was slowly making his way to the finish line. Spectators

watched, curious. After all, the winners had arrived hours

earlier. This final racer was John Stephen Akhwari of

Tanzania. Early in the race, he’d suffered cramps due to the

high altitude. And while trying to improve his position, he’d

taken a bad fall that resulted in a bruised head and a lacerated,

dislocated knee.

In that moment, his chance at victory died. And he

knew it. But after receiving medical treatment, he hobbled

back onto the road and continued his race.

As teams, we talk a lot about finishing strong. We

emphasize the importance of giving maximum effort until a

training session is over, until a rep is complete. On game day,

we push through the whistle on every play because wins come

to those who persevere. But what about the games we know

we’ve lost? What about those moments when victory passes

irrevocably beyond our reach?

Following his marathon, Akhwari was approached by a

reporter and asked why he’d chosen to endure such pain when

victory was clearly impossible. The runner paused, then

answered. “My country did not send me 5,000 miles to start

the race. They sent me 5,000 miles to finish the race.”

Athlete Huddle

Unpack Akhwari’s comment. What would it look like to

follow his example in your own life?

Coach Huddle

How might your team’s culture change if you made a

personal commitment to persevere even when victory seemed

out of reach? How could you demonstrate that commitment?


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