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I heard this quote while I was watching some Swiss bobsledder during the just-concluded Winter Olympics. Evidently he was expected to do well at these games.
I wrote it down, it tickled me so:
"He's got the weight of a great sledding nation on his shoulders."
Wow. Makes me really glad that all I do is trudge or slog or mosey through the backcountry trails, just me and no other responsibilities to others or to my country.
Please note that I am in no way making fun of this guy, the Swiss, or the sport of bobsledding. We all--myself included--specialize in some pursuits that others think to be odd.
It just struck me as a peculiar comment, one that I cannot ever imagine being applied to me or to Ultrarunning.