there is one common thread between all of these athletes.
and the more i am here around them the more it stands out.
a lot of these athletes would not make your team.
but if you were here to see how they handle their business,
you would pick them all.
they are willing to do the work to achieve their goals
they do not expect to have anything given to them
they do not expect to run a race that is more than they earned.
they do not complain when things get tough
they do not back away from discomfort.
they do not flinch.
it is inspiring just to watch them
hour after hour.
even when one is in trouble
they face it without a complaint.
of course this is what i should have expected.
when you put together a field of the best in the world
at a game that is predicated on mental toughness.
these people are amazing.