This is really encouraging and good to hear, in my humble opinion. Of course, I am a student at Middle Tennessee State University as well, but I have never really been way too (how should I say it?) “involved” with any of the sports or academic programs at the University, so I can definitely say with a complete lack of bias that I’m happy for both of these runners.
I also feel, however, that there is kind of a so-called “unsung hero” in this current post, and that’s their head coach Dean Hayes. I mean, to be able to help two young men such as this find their true potential is just as much of a challenge as they have had to face, is it not? They’re the ones who truly have something to gain, but it occurs to me that maybe Hayes is also just pulling for them for their own benefit, as well as pride for their sake as well, especially after reading his quote “They should be proud to represent their country, and especially if they are successful in it.”
Anyway, it certainly is good to see people who are willing to go out and achieve their dreams through hard work and determination, and I hope they do well. Is anybody else here paying attention to the running challenges in the Olympics?