Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Dr. Martin Luther King...and Ultrarunning

Life is interfering with blogging...this is a repost; originally ran on 18 Jan 2010.

Further note: this should have automatically posted on Monday but it did not.  So here it is a day late.

Read on, it's short, and there is in fact a connection to UltraRunning.

On this, the Federal Holiday instituted to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please ponder two brief quotes. Inasmuch as my family contains members who are white, black or mixed, and who are all loved equally and without reservation, Dr. King and his legacy have special meaning to us.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963

And of course there’s the promised Ultra connection, right?

“We have the right to walk to Montgomery if our feet can get us there.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965

Rest in peace, gentle man. I often repeat your Montgomery words for inspiration and strength when I am struggling in the latter stages of an Ultra. Moreover, I thank you for your words of hope for a racially agnostic world.


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