Skip to content

What did his mama feed him?

Hicham El Guerrouj from Morocco is the current world record holder in the mile.  He can scat! He’s #56, running near the front of the pack until late in the race when he and another guy smoke everybody.  I’ve been an avid runner all my life, but now that I’m getting older and fatter and way slower, I really love to see guys who can go like this.  Noah Ngeny of Kenya almost catches him at the last.  In fact, second place in this race would have been a new world record.

The training regimen for a world class runner is a life of intense discipline.  It reminds Christians of 1 Cor 9:24-27, “Do you not know that those who run in a race all run, but one receives the prize? Run in such a way that you may obtain it.  And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown.  Therefore I run thus: not with uncertainty. Thus I fight: not as one who beats the air. But I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified.”

Post a Comment

Your email is never published nor shared. Required fields are marked *