“Athletes inspire us not just with their records and medals, but also with their spirit and stories.”
In the coming weeks #runONE will be running (pun intended) a special series featuring #ONEathlete(s) who are also national athletes. Some of them will be heading to SEA Games 2017 representing #ONEteamsg this August, #ReadyforKL!
We will be taking a look at these national athletes’ training journey and a peek into the stories within their struggles, the faces behind the medal. What keeps them going? How, if at all, are they different from us?
I believe these athletes have a personal side to share, a story to tell. That aside from all the finish-line glory they return to a house just like ours, and go through Monday blues just like we do.
I hope these stories lend a voice to the athletes that their medals and records can’t. Even better if it should move us while we are trying to “fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run” As Sir Edmund Hillary, first man to summit Mt. Everest, once said: ‘In the end, it’s not the mountain we conquer but ourselves”.
Stay tuned for the upcoming piece, first of the series, featuring ONEathlete and national canoeist, who was 4th in SEA Games 2015, Jonathan Chong!