Quote Of The Day
“I’d swear I could see hell from there. At that point I’d tell the nurses I think I’m going to die now. I’m in a world of pain, and I just can’t do this. … At one point I remember thinking, I don’t know if I want to die or keep doing this.”
“… That was almost as depressing as finding the tumor. To have gone through all that, all that pain, and still have these seizures happening … It was just depressing. I don’t know how I didn’t quit when all that was going on. I don’t think there’s many people who would’ve kept going with those circumstances.”
– Former Foot Locker South champion Bill Matthews talking about fighting through seizures and brain surgeries to try and compete as a collegiate distance runner. Matthews would run 90-mile weeks, all the while having to stop on runs when he had “small seizures” and taking anemia-inducing medications. He was never able to salvage his collegiate career, but his determination to keep fighting and not to quit makes him a champion.
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