Each video clip tells a unique story conveying a strong lesson of perseverance - to never give up even when your dreams are dashed, or you stumble and fall, or you don’t have the energy to carry on.
Never give up and finish the race (even if you need some help)
“When you feel like giving up, remember why you held on for so long in the first place.” – Unknown
During his career Derek Anthony Redmond held the British record for the 400 metres sprint. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona he was one of the favourites but he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but fought through the pain and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track. See how the crowd reacts to his determination to never give up.
Never give up even if you fall. Get back up and continue the race
“Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal. My strength lies solely in my tenacity.” – Louis Pasteur
In 2008, Heather Dorniden’s races in the Women’s 600 metre run during the Big 10 Indoor Track Championships. In the middle of the race she falls as the other 3 contestants continue running. Despite the fall Heather gets up and is determined to catch up to the others and never gives up until…
Never give up even if you must crawl to finish
“Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after another.” – Walter Elliott
In the IronMan Hawaii Triathlon of 1997, Sian Welch and Wendy Ingraham “race” over the final few hundred metres despite total exhaustion which has sapped every ounce of their energy. Stumbling and falling, they are determined to not give up, even if it means “racing” to the finish line on hands and knees.
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Photo by Jo Naylor