A lifetime of training for just ten seconds.
Although I wasn't invited to shake hands with Hitler, I wasn't invited to the White House to shake hands with the President either.
For a time, at least, I was the most famous person in the entire world.
The battles that count aren't the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself - the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us - that's where it's at.
We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.
Friendships born on the field of athletic strife are the real gold of competition. Awards become corroded, friends gather no dust.
Life doesn't give you all the practice races you need.