It is an extraordinary story, as many from the Olympic games are: a U.S. Sprinter runs a portion of his relay race with a broken leg, helping his team to qualify for the finals.
It happened today. Manteo Mitchell says he felt a “pop” and finished the last half of his leg of the 4 x 400 meter relay preliminaries on what turned out to be a broken left fibula.
He continued to run on a BROKEN LEG. Let’s process that together for a moment. A broken leg would bring me to my knees. And that is being generous. Of course, I’m not an Olympic-quality athlete, but he didn’t sprain his ankle – his fibula BROKE.
And he continued to run. He told the Associated Press, “But I figured it’s what almost any person would’ve done in that situation.”
I think that is remarkable. And that sense of “team” is something I have been thinking about a lot, especially as it relates to how my small people are learning and playing.
More thoughts in the video.
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