Oh my heart ached for Nick Willis this morning. A life of nothing but running. Running towards that medal. But it wasn't his day. He didn't get the medal.
The emotional pain he must have felt at the end of that race must have been unbearable. Unbearable.
We know though, that he is in conversation with God and we know that he'll find true comfort there as he always has.
And we know that not only does he have the gift of extraordinary fast legs, but the gift of focus, strength and determination. So we know he will run tomorrow and the next day and run faster and faster and faster and we know he'll get that medal.
The least we can do is give something a go, stick to it and see it through to the end.