It's been 6 years since Heather Dorniden won this 600m collegiate race, but her demonstration of perseverance will never fade.
It might be a bit long for a Scoutmaster Minute, at 2.5 minutes, but I think the message of never giving up no matter what happens is worth it.
At least having this video stored on your phone to share with a scout when he's frustrated with some challenge would be a good bit of encouragement.
To fall from first to last in the blink of an eye and then have the strength to get back up and keep racing - and win - is just inspiring!
Some people quit the race, others get up with a goal of just finishing, but a few push on doing the very best they can until the finish line is crossed.
Or, if you prefer a hollywood version...
Posted: 10:33 09-15-2014 1115
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