It is personal records. It is finishing.
This is life lesson 101 in my book.
When it is only about glory then it takes on a different meaning. And that meaning sometimes becomes a shadow on what sport's greatest attribute is truly about. Leadership and understanding of your role on a team or within life.
I love cross country, track and swimming because it is personal accomplishment above all else that matters.
We can win, but if we give it all, we are our best self. I took this photo above because this runner never said die. She finished. Awesome! I was proud of her and I don't even know her.
I made several photos Saturday that showed the joy of sport and the intense strength it takes to accomplish something that might be beyond the athlete's knowledge, but not beyond their ability - not beyond their soul.
Runner's high comes from that which is beyond ones comprehension. Good for you all!
Please look at even more of these athletes here.