One of the most well-known American runners in history was an athlete who didn’t live to see his 25th birthday. Steve Prefontaine’s influence on the world of track and field and what it means to reach for and attain excellence became oversized even before he lost his life in a tragic car accident nearly half a century ago. His talents and charisma captured the attention of media and fans from around the globe. He left his mark as much with his words as with his speed.
Today's post reminds me of the 2003 movie Swimming Upstream. Good flick emphasizing perseverance over raw talent.
Since we’re communicating in a written medium, I have to pass along that “Me” int the article’s title should be “I.” English teacher.
Great insight. Tenacity is the key. Putting self behind and concentrating on the reward at the tail end is what will fuel the tenacity.