"I do know that this step will open the door for new levels of athletic success and will expand my ability to inspire other runners in the USA, Greece and beyond."
Again, run. Perhaps talk about your running. Great. But a middling national class runner who's convinced they're "inspiring" runners around the world? And says it out loud? Geez. Advertised delusions of importance.
Amazing that some folks can't just be happy with a nice gift they were given. Hey, I'm lucky enough to be very talented at a sport and make a living at it. But no, that's not good enough. I ALSO need to convince myself (easily, I'm guessing) that I'm INSPIRING others.....and again, ADMIT IT !!