The breaking news this morning is the unbelievable achievement of Kipchoge, the marathon runner who has run 26 miles in under 2 hours!!! What an incredible achievement and a testament to the hard work, will power and teamwork required to achieve such a feat.
Having 42 pacemakers, runners whose sole purpose is to keep Kipchoge running at the required pace, and a car with a laser pointer showing up to date markers for a sub 2hr time, Kipchoge was supported by a team who helped drive him on to achieve his goal.
This story got me thinking about the olympics and athletics in general. Year on year, personal bests are being achieved and records are being broken. How? From improved training methods, will power and dedication to the cause.
As a human race, we continue to go from strength to strength. This should serve as great motivation to all students that find their goal insurmountable at this present time. Nothing is insurmountable, you just need to plan how you are going to get to your goal.
I hope Kipchoge’s achievements inspire you - they have certainly inspired me to continue to follow my path in life and hopefully achieve my varied and numerous goals! Have a great weekend!