Meet the “Runner.”
A young man of 13 who has aspirations of making it to the Olympics. We support him in his efforts and endeavors.
Read how he describes himself.
I’m a 13 year old boy and currently training for a 26.2 mile marathon and I’ve seen a lot of people who just sit around their entire life doing nothing and it hit me pretty hard seeing people just lose, what once as a kid they thought were dreams and always will be dreams, up in there head and just lose opportunities, anyways running to me is everything to me and consider running the only thing in life valuable to me.
I’m extremely determined and believe I’m the hardest working boy as I spend more than 7+ hours physically training and the other 17 hours planning meals, organizing workouts, being outside biking, swimming and even more running. Some people say I’m crazy but those people most likely don’t know what it takes to be that single person to represent their country, in the Olympics. As a very young boy I loved going outdoors in the wilderness and staying active. There is nothing more I love then running outdoors in open ground even though most of my life was in the city area and just as a young boy running has been part of my life not that I didn’t enjoy other sports but running is my sport and feel like when it comes to running, ITS MY THING and even without any support.
I hope to compete at several long distance events and hopefully slowly work towards, a lot ahead of me and lots of work to accomplish and hope one day to be the fastest in the marathon and be in the Olympics. My entire life is like one huge macro cycle working towards something I can be proud of when my last days come closer and unable to do anything. But let me tell you from this point or till the end if there is, I never feel like I have done enough. But I know that I’m doing more than enough and maybe a bit too much but its mentally thinking that more could of been done. When I wake up in the morning I make sure that the alarm isn’t the only thing that wakes me up. That my determination is what drives me forward and in reality for those who think that there is a end to your career, their wrong that’s only an excuse. Remember you’re the only one who can put the brakes on or accelerate forward.
Through my life there’s been setbacks, failure, defeat, pain, sacrifices and throughout this journey I promise, you will learn something you didn’t know about yourself before. You just have to try and push yourself beyond the limits. I hope that people will always remember me and hope to inspire and motivate people to accomplish their dreams. Thanks to everyone who supports and inspires me, I can’t thank you enough. – It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.
– Hashaam Zafar