The Secret To Success in Running and Life

“The secret of my success over the 400m is that I run the first 200m as fast as I can. Then, for the second 200m, with God’s help I run faster.”

Eric Liddell — 1924 Olympics Gold Medalist and Missionary to China

Run in God’s Name

In the movie Chariots of Fire, Rev. J.D. Liddell advised his son, Eric Liddell, future 1924 Olympic gold medalist and missionary to China, “You can praise God by peeling a spud if you peel it to perfection. Don’t compromise. Compromise is a language of the devil. Run in God’s name and let the world stand…

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Slow and Steady Completes the Race

Shizo Kanakuri, a Japanese marathoner at the 1912 Olympics in Sweden, quit the race part way through and went home without telling race officials. In 1966 he was invited to compete the marathon. His official time: 54 years, 8 months, 6 days,  5 hours, 32 minutes, and 20.379 seconds. Source

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