Joy of Long Distance Runner

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Joy of long distance runner
1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down, especially the sin that so easily trips us up. And let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. 2 We do this by keeping our eyes on Jesus, the champion who initiates and perfects our faith. Because of the joy awaiting him, he endured the cross, disregarding its shame. Now he is seated in the place of honor beside God’s throne. 3 Think of all the hostility he endured from sinful people; then you won’t become weary and give up.

Hebrews 12:1-3 NLT

Introduction
At 36-years-old, Meb Keflezighi won the Olympic marathon trials in Houston, U.S, becoming the oldest man to win the trials. Two years back he couldn’t walk and even move around his bed. due to an injury fractured hip he incurred Nov. 3, 2007, at the U.S. Olympic Marathon Trials in New York City. He had struggled since his injury with a broken right hip, and was viewed as being too old for marathon or not able to perform at a high level because of his condition. He was virtually helpless while being confined to a bed.
Nov. 1, 2009, the U.S. Marathon Championship, which was held in conjunction with the New York City Marathon –. he proved the doubters were wrong and crossed the line in a personal best 2 hours, 9 minutes, 15 seconds, beating the four-time Boston Marathon champion Robert Cheruiyot and become the first American to win the event since Alberto Salazar in 1982.
In an interview he mention “I knew my God-given talent was not tapped out, even though a lot of people had counted me out.” He was also ask how it affects him to hear people doubting his ability, his reply “Of course it discourages me, But you have to put your trust in God. Ultimately, I have to answer to God, not what others think.”
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