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Today I will tell you about an amazing person who lived his life to the top.  It’s an interesting life with high and low points, with obstacles which were overcome leading towards an eventual spiral into disaster…but in the end, redemption and glory.

Abebe Bikila was the first black African to win a gold medal at the Olympics, winning the Mens Marathon in Rome which he completed barefoot!

The headlines in the Newspapers and on the radio proclaimed the fact that it had taken an entire Italian army to conquer Ethiopia, but only one Ethiopian soldier to conquer Rome!

Links:

http://www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi

The song “Salala” was by Angelique Kidjo; with background vocals by Peter Gabriel. http://www.kidjo.com

http://www.answers.com/topic/abebe-bikila

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How many of us have trained over many months for a race only to perform terribly in the event itself, or how many of us have crossed that finish line in say, oh…I don’t know…a minute and 31 seconds slower than we had hoped. 

 

It happens…a lot.  But we know that the sun will rise in the morning, we’ll put the pain behind us, and go forward.  Some days we win, some days we lose, some days we don’t even have the opportunity.

 

Today’s episode is somewhat long over due, the last show I did featuring your email was on March 14th, episode 228 “Dispatches from the Road”.  That was just the second episode into a six month hiatus where I produced episodes every two or three weeks apart…but now that I’m back to a regular weekly schedule, I’m going to try to do this once every 4 to 5 weeks, if I can.

 

So, let’s figuratively jump into the virtual mailbag and see what happens….because today is the tomorrow I was worrying about yesterday…and the sun came up just fine.  Yes I had a really crappy week last week…but I’m looking forward today; so lace up your shoes and join me for the ride.

 

Links:

http://apps.who.int/medicinedocs/pdf/s4926e/s4926e.pdf

http://www.ruggedmaniac.com/

http://twitter.com/#!/adamrisu

http://www.theboringrunner.com/

http://www.audiblepodcast.com/phedi

 

The song “Say Goodbye” was by Black Lab from their AMAZING new album “Two Strangers” available at iTunes http://blacklabworld.com

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