Monday, January 19, 2015

Rev. Martin Luther King...and Ultrarunning

Here's a repost of a short post I previously did to commemorate this day:

Simple words, appropriate for the day, that have gotten me through many a rough patch in ultra races across these United States:

We have the right to walk to Montgomery if our feet will take us there. -- Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.

I had the good fortune during my working career of traveling to Atlanta numerous times.  Whenever possible I would work in a run in the city, for it was downtown where I usually stayed.  On one trip I ran over to the Ebenezer Baptist Church and the National Park Service site that commemorate Dr. King.

I found myself just sitting there crying over the stupidity and fear and hatred that deprived the world of this visionary man.

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