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DNF what the heck!!

July 16, 2013

Just as any runner in the Ultra community, I have experienced and observed numerous mental, physical, psychological, and emotional breakdowns while on the trails. Perhaps this is part of the shared experience which humbly unites elites and the ellusives.

In that theme, I found a beautiful quote while attending a foster parenting class. We have so much to learn from those who have struggled and suffered. I immediately thought of the elusive runners like Mike Place, and countless other runners behold have the fortitude and toughness to see things to end. Thanks to so many who continue to inspire us.


“The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. These persons have an appreciation, a sensitivity, and an understanding of life that fills them with compassion, gentleness, and a deep loving concern. Beautiful people do not just happen.”

― Elisabeth Kübler-Ross



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