13 Sep '17, 2pm

Elite Runners on Failure: How 6 Pro Runners Deal with Disappointment

Elite Runners on Failure: How 6 Pro Runners Deal with Disappointment

Runners are a unique breed of athlete: our sport is so hard, we know that we’ll fail often. And that’s what makes us better! Have you ever attempted a Personal Best, only to have that race be more of a Personal Worst? Or perhaps you tried to break two hours for the half marathon… and failed so spectacularly that you’re embarrassed you told your friends about it in the first place. Running is the great humbler-in-chief. It forces us to confront our own limitations and live in the realm of the possible. But it’s not always easy. I was pumped to attempt my first ultramarathon – but not quite so excited when I had to tell the world why my name was followed by the dreaded letters DNF. It’s difficult to swallow your pride and admit that you fell far short of your own expectations. But failure has a way of being a great instructor, teaching you that: Hard work works Realistic (bu...

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