CONGRATS KENYAN ATHLETES FOR MAKING US PROUD!!
I met Kemboi the other day and for real he is a humble man. When asked why he is always slowing down to encourage his fellow athletes as they come to the finishing line he said... l would rather not win alone. If that is not humility, then tell me what is? In a world where everyone fights for themselves and keeps as much for them and their families, this attitude is like a breath of fresh air....aaaahhh!!!:-)
Moving on...l think l am totally grateful to God that we as Kenyans experienced a let down in the last few international athletic events. That is, up to now. We took it for granted that we were the athletic champions and that no one could overcome us. We were so blinded by the euphoria that comes with being number one. A position that sometimes is considered a curse.
When we were busy being blinded by our own status, the world was busy studying us and trying to understand how it is we could hold athletic titles for so long. What made us this good they asked? They got to know.Ethiopia overtook us. Japan caught up. And so have others.
This lesson was a good one. When you become too good, stop and evaluate your progress with honest voices from people who aren't biased. It helps you get grounded and see the fall before it happens. I can tell you for real, Kenyans will never take athletic competitions for granted. We will never assume that its a given for our athletes to return with a bagful of medals.
Our athletes need all the support they can get and from everyone they can get it from.
CONGRATS ONCE AGAIN FOR MAKING US PROUD