Least Sore Loser Of All Time
“Sometimes it is so hard because you target to be the first and you don’t get that. At that time, I tell myself to go for the best and I find myself running the best time because I missed the first position. Yeah, sometimes I feel unlucky. … In the future, I have to make sure I win a race. I’m not disappointed because if I get disappointed, I will not achieve what I want if I say I come number two, number two always. I focus for the win and whatever I get that day, I appreciate it.”
– 7-time runner-up in World Marathon Major races, Emmanuel Mutai the “eternal bridesmaid,” speaking after his most recent 2nd place finish at the Berlin Marathon. Mutai broke the previous WR, still finished 2nd for the 7th time and here he is talking about upping to 42K long runs and going for 2:02 next year. Amazing.