The agony of defeat

posted by Jeff | Saturday, February 25, 2006, 9:28 PM | comments: 0

It's a very sad story, that Kimberly Derrick, a US short track skater, skated today despite losing her grandfather the day before to a heart attack. He had traveled to Torino to watch her.

She lost her race, but the fact that she even showed up, in tears as she took the ice, is really inspirational. It represents everything that athletes, and people in general, hope and dream about. Human beings can be so resilient, and when you hear a story like this, you can only feel that it's your duty to make the most of your life, and the lives of others.

Looks like something to tell the kids about tomorrow at the tournament.


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