This race quickly went from a race against the other teams to a race against my teammates and myself. I ran faster to widen the gap between Nolan. As the second mile came around, my coach told me again that I was first but then immediately after I heard shouting coming from him Nolan to catch up and stay as a pack. I couldn’t help but notice how tired I was. I thought “Only one more mile, keep your eyes on the prize” My teammate caught up to me.
We need a player that is going to come into a position and fight everyday to help get his team to a championship. A well overdue and much deserved championship. Season could not come any faster at this point. Oh and in case anyone was starting to question the subject, Dez still caught it. 2 weeks
These are three people that are going to be shown living or have lived by this quote. Harry Haft was a strong individual,and had been through alot in his life. He may have not been a very good fighter at first, but he had to do it to survive. “Haft was separated from his family in Nazi occupied Poland and plunged into life or death matches by his SS captors” (Kliest). He never quit even when the odds were against him, he was weak and beaten.
Louie Zamperini had a rollercoaster of a life as he suffered from pains many would find unbearable and joys one would dream of. Louie was born on January 26,1917 in Olean, New York. Louie had a passion for running as long as he could remember according to himself. Louie was a troublemaker. He often stole from local stores as he often was in trouble with the law.
Pete was the perfect son; an athlete and a straight A student. He was one of the best runners in all high schools in the US. He was tired of seeing Louie waste his life doing illegal things so he encouraged him to change. He’s the one who gave him the idea to join track and convinced him that he would train him to be the best. On chapter 3 page 25 when Louie lost his first race and told Pete he was giving up Pete told Louie; “you have one of two choices.
All the riders want the win here because it means your a champion in this sport. Well we got the three contenders but Adam is ahead in points he just don 't need to make any mistakes and focus. Adam cianciarulo is the points leader and right behind him is Ryan dungey and Justin barcia is is in third right now. All three of these guys are heck of riders they have battled it out the whole season. This is all it comes down to this race
Canberra Stadium- Jamie Burns, a self-trained athlete wins the 10k Miracle Mile Race on August, 28, 1993, just after the Rugby Union Games. Due to his success, Burns is capable of competing in the States next summer. “My dream was to have a chance to compete in America, and this Mumu Bottle is my ticket,” says Burns. Yesterday afternoon, Burns found his way to participate in the 18th annual Miracle Mile 10k Race for the first time. Burns, a 21-years old, competitive runner, set a brisk pace at first and took the led half a kilometer into the race as he breezed to a first- place finish in 33 minutes and 17 seconds, beating national winner James Warlock by 3.2 seconds.
He won four gold medals “Which made him the best remembered athlete in Olympic history.” (welcome) “Jesse had the confidence that would help he compete in the Olympics held in Nazi Germany amidst the belief by Hitler that the Games would support his belief that the German ‘Aryan’ people were the dominant race. Jesse had different plans, as he became the first American track and field athlete to win four gold medals in a single Olympiad.” (welcome) No one matched this great feat till 1984 when American Carl Lewis did. Jesse Owens died from complications due to lung cancer on March 31, 1980 in Tucson, Arizona. “Four years before he died Jesse was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest award bestowed upon a civilian, by Gerald R. Ford.”
I was extremely excited to be captain because of my love for the sport and for my amazing team, especially because it was going to be my last year competing. My school has still not won a City Championship, but my team and I wanted to change that this year. We all pushed ourselves to the limit, and we worked harder than ever before. On the day of our City Championship meet, we cheered each other on and we put on our best performance. We were all worried that the team that had been disqualified during my freshman year was going to win.
As I sat there, I saw my parents from a distance smiling and cheering me on already. This got me hype and ready to run the race right. I was finally up next, “Sisco Salinas”. It’s time, I walk to the side of the track…the gun goes off. They all take off, I wait with anticipation being the last leg of the race puts a burden on you.
In a way I was forced by mother to run but I cannot do anything but thank her for introducing me to the sport because I have been running ever since and I love it. Coming from a long line of track runners, it was embedded in my blood to run and I excelled soon as I stepped foot on the track. Don 't get me wrong I do not consider myself the best, but I was meant to run. Track is my life, I wouldn 't know what to do without it, not only has it benefitted me physically but also it has taught me discipline and leadership. Once I began running in high school, is when I noticed track is not easy and I would have to really dedicate my time and strength to the sport.
And I took that into effect throughout the whole state tournament and ended up making the state finals. Only 18 guys make the finals and there will only be 9 crowned state champions. I just didn 't want to make it to the finals I wanted to test my boundaries and win. The opposing opponent that I had in the finals, beat me a week prior 5-4, and him seeking to get another W again. But this time I did not let that happen, it was 3-3 going into overtime and the first wrestler to get a takedown wins.
Junior year is the year that colleges look at the most. Knowing this I pushed myself to my limit pre track season; I worked harder than I have before in the sport and made incredible improvements. Once track season started I was so eager to show the world what I was capable of. The first few competitions were both fairy large and very important. I went into both competitions excited and motivated only to walk away frustrated and disappointed.
Race strategy is how the athlete plans on approaching the course. Every athlete has their own race strategy based on their own strengths and weaknesses. In races such as the 5k and 10k, a fast first mile is crucial to placing well. Therefore a faster start, a better chance of placing competitively. Although you need to start out fast studies show, “Every runner, no matter how talented or well trained, will perform terribly in any race longer than 400 meters if he or she starts at a full sprint and holds nothing back,”(Art of Pacing).
Searching for yet another athletic alternative to baseball, I seriously considered only one. Because I enjoy being within nature and could run relatively quickly, I gave cross country a shot. At first, I started out as the team’s slowest runner. The fastest time I ran a five kilometer race in my first year was over a minute slower than my teammate ahead of me. It was tempting to quit, but I knew I had potential as a distance runner.