Learning Humility from the Fastest Runners in the World

By David Alm, Runner’s World
Originally Published: Thursday, 26 January 2012

I was an elite runner for exactly five days. In those five days, I learned that being an elite has surprisingly little to do with leg speed. It’s about attitude, about not drawing lines–neither ruling out possibilities nor dividing between levels of runners. And this sent me on a quest to understand that attitude, to adopt it, and to make it my own.

To say I earned such a privileged distinction, however short-lived it might have been, would be at once true and false… Click here to read on


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