18 Oct #INSPIRE
A lot has been written about Eliud Kipchoge’s achievement on the weekend, but less has been written about other amazing feats on the same weekend by other amazing athletes, including Kenya’s Brigid Kosgei beating the women’s marathon record in Chicago and Jan Frondeno setting the fastest time at the World Ironman Championship in Kona.
“When you’re young, you always hope that one day you’ll be somebody,” Patrick Sang (Eliud Kipchoge’s long-time coach and mentor).
On the weekend I ran the Melbourne Marathon in support of BEARS running mate Eric Heine who was running his 31’st Consecutive MM and the @indigenousmarathonfoundation that promotes running and physical activity in Indigenous communities in Australia. #RunSweatInspire The IMF was established by Ex World Marathon Running Champion Robert de Castella.
“Running well is a matter of having the patience to persevere when we are tired and not expecting instant results.” Robert de Castella
For me the highlight of running the MM was a couple that came over to me after the run and thanked me for my support of the @IndigenousMarathonProject. It truly made my day and made all the training and suffering on the day worthwhile.
“Together we are winners” Eliud Kipchoge
In the same way that @kipchogeeliud, @brigidkosgei, @janfrodeno and Rob have inspired we all need to inspire others in all that we do. For me it is not just their achievements that inspire but there conduct, behaviour, discipline and there care for others.
“I am made of all the days you don’t see – Not just the ones you do” Jan Frodeno
“100% it’s more than just running it’s about how can you do something that you are passionate about and that will benefit others who are not as fortunate so that they can be winners to.” – Eric Heine
#cfo2grow #morethanacfo #inspire