Friday, December 3, 2010

Amazing Finish

Did you see this story?   Holland Reynolds, a junior high cross county runner, gives it her all, collapses and crawls to the finish. Here's the link.



Note: This comment was left and I thought it important to be included in the blog post as well.


James Ouyang has left a new comment on your post "Amazing Finish": 
Well, the bigger story here is that this is the eighth and possibly last state title for coach Jim Tracy, given his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) this past June. He is now the most successful cross country high school coach in the state of California.
Holland Reynold's courage and determination to finish the race not just for herself, but for her team and her ailing long-time coach speak volumes and is an epitome of the type of young men and women that have run over the decades under Jim Tracy's instruction.
Hopefully, we can be just as supportive of Jim off the course in his battle against ALS. He will need significant financial support in the coming days. If you want to contribute or just learn more, please visit http://coachjimtracy.com/

8 comments:

Forward Foot Strides said...

Thank you for sharing this, I have GOT to repost it!

James Ouyang said...

Well, the bigger story here is that this is the eighth and possibly last state title for coach Jim Tracy, given his diagnosis of ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease) this past June. He is now the most successful cross country high school coach in the state of California.

Holland Reynold's courage and determination to finish the race not just for herself, but for her team and her ailing long-time coach speak volumes and is an epitome of the type of young men and women that have run over the decades under Jim Tracy's instruction.

Hopefully, we can be just as supportive of Jim off the course in his battle against ALS. He will need significant financial support in the coming days. If you want to contribute or just learn more, please visit http://coachjimtracy.com/

Amanda@runninghood said...

This was so moving. I'm sitting here in a hotel room with my kids and trying to be quiet so they can fall asleep and I can help but cry watching this. so much for being quiet. Wow. Thanks for sharing.

Johann said...

Really great and inspiring! Thanks for sharing!

lindsay said...

that is awesome of both runner and coach, as james o. pointed out. inspiring!

ERG said...

I heard this on the radio, but didn't realize there was a video. Thanks for posting it!

Great blog, BTW- I followed you over from Amanda's blog. :)

www.elktonrunner.blogspot.com

Liz said...

That was so touching. I certainly got teary-eyed with that one.

Adam said...

That is AMAZING. I had heard the story, but never seen the video. Thanks