Thursday, September 18, 2008
The true spirit of competition
Lending a Hand: Kenya's Henry Wanyoike, China's Zhang Zhen (Centre) and Kenyan Francis Thuo Karanja hold hands with their respective seeing-guides during the Men's 5,000 meter race. (caption and photo courtesy: Time.com)
Probably the most amazing part of the Olympics happened recently, and was not covered on TV - the 2008 Beijing Paralympics. Maybe they should have covered it. Everyone needs a shot of hope and inspiration in the arm.
Time Magazine did a powerful photoessay about paralympic athletes in competition. It is impossible to not be inspired.