what’s on my mind?
so many thoughts are racing thru my mind right now.
when the championships happen
that they can go forever.
and then they finish…
only then do we become aware of the unbelievable pain and fatigue they have endured.
because in the backyard you can show no weakness.
or your opponent is given hope.
and, ultimately, they are competitors.
as competitors they have come together against a common opponent.
the remorseless march of time.
that brings whistles to end their brief moments of rest
and thrust them back into the fray once more.
against the limitations of the human body.
as they prove the unimaginable capabilities
of mind over matter.
and make their bodies endure the unendurable.
i am reminded again,
just how much that human achievement
is built on the foundation of our bonds with one another.
for them there are layers.
they run to help each other reach one hundred.
they run to represent their home country
the belgium they love.
with all other countries in repose
they run to represent the human race.
taking man to places he has never been.
this achievement now
has transcended what any runner has ever done before.
and at the top of the next hour,
what will happen?
no one knows but two supermen
named ivo and meryjn