Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Needed: Distance Runners

By Joe R. Barnett

    In 1951, Gil Dodds broke the record for the fastest mile ever run on an indoor track. Gil had some handicaps. For one thing, he couldn't develop that burst of sprint speed at the end of the race. He said, "In place of the sprint God gave me stamina." He had the capacity to run consistently from beginning to end.
    Run with perseverance!
    There's the need. Distance runners. Those who won't drop out. When their legs turn to jelly and they're gasping for breath they keep plugging.

The Holly Springs Herald, weekly bulletin of Fant Avenue Church of Christ in Holly Springs, MS, Jan. 28, 1987, p. 4.

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