Sunday, August 23, 2009

Bolt gets piece of Berlin Wall - and of our hearts


The Yahoo! Sports headline reads, Bolt gets piece of Berlin Wall.

Yes, Usain Bolt not only shattered his own world record in the 100 and 200 meters at the World Athletic Championships in Berlin last week - but he captured the imagination of people around the world. To congratulate him, the city of Berlin gave him a giant piece of the original Berlin Wall.

The 12 foot section of the once-insurmountable Berlin Wall will be delivered to Bolt's training camp in Jamaica.

Of course the beauty and speed of Bolt's feat is about the awesome athletics involved.

But it is also about the inspiration to all people. As I wrote in Examiner.com, when we watch these athletes accomplish remarkable goals it a reminder to all of us that we can get out there and do it - whether our goal is to climb a mountain or climb a flight of stairs.
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