The article shares the story of Parker Stinson’s recent performance at the USATF Marathon Championships, his debut marathon at 24 years old. Instead of running a safe race, Stinson went off the front leading the race for 22 miles at a pace that was faster than Galen Rupp’s Olympic Trials Marathon through the first 20 miles
Several strong swim meets for EF athletes this weekend including Presley Evans, Zach Fisher, Cooper Albright, Parker Albright, Alexandra Poole, and Kieran Haug. Cooper set a PR in the 50 free and 100 back, Parker set a PR in the 200 free, and Kieran set a PR in the 500, 200, and 100 free.
We spend much of our life trying to avoid failure, or at least giving other the perception that we don’t fail. When we do fail – especially publicly – the result is often a tragic down spiral. As a human race, I believe we handle failure more poorly than we have in the past. Be it that we live more public lives due to social media, shelter our kids a bit more, or today’s pressures to succeed are just greater, we are not coping with disappointments as well as our predecessors did. This trend must change.