Thursday, May 3, 2012


It's been 30 years since Julie Moss collapsed in the Ironman competition, 23 years since Michael Chang shocked Ivan Lendl in the French and 37 years since Ali beat Frazier in the Thrilla in Manila.
The thing is; these athletes were not competing against any known adversary - these athletes were competing against themselves.
These athletes had to go beyond his known abilities and skill set to overcome himself.
These athletes were similar to Jacob fighting the Angel of God and not relenting until his blessing was received.
If asked, most of these athletes would probably draw upon news footage more than actual memory about these events.
If asked, most of these athletes would choose never to experience these moments ever again.


Val said...

Those Ali/ Fraser fights were epic. Especially the Thrilla in Manilla.

Brohammas said...

Growth hurts