posted on Aug, 3 2012 @ 10:04 AM
reply to post by SLAYER69
I don't think it is fair to compare little league to Olypmics.
I consider anyone in the Olympics a winner by that point. Just being good enough to even try out is a milestone in my book, and not one many reach.
I don't watch the Olympics, I could care less and can't wait till they are over. BUT, I acknowledge what incredible athletes they are, especially
after I saw one, and I will tell you why.
On our anniversary, my husband and I were going down the Bright Angel trail at the GC. Coming back up a trail at the GC is some of the hardest hiking
in the world. It is only 4 miles, and they don't recommend going down and coming back in a day. They have to rescue hundreds of peopel a year.
Now, as we are going down, this guy, in nothing but running shorts and shoes, no water, nothing, blows by us like the 6 million dollar man. He almost
didn't look human.
We stopped at a shelter to get water. Volunteers hike up and down the trails to help and keep an eye on things. They were sitting in the shelter too.
As there were bodies passed out all around the shelter, people were asking the volunteers about this guy. Apparently we were not the only ones to
The volunteers said that he is an olympic trainee for long distance. And he can get down, across the bottom of the canyon, and up the other side in
I don't care if he never won a medal. If that isn't impressive, I don't know what is.