Both Men Have It

Track Stadiums Are Everywhere
Track Stadiums Are Everywhere

In yesterday’s post Michael Johnson interviewed Usain Bolt. Both men currently hold world records.

Both men did something no other human has ever accomplished.

And on closer inspection, we find that off the track, they are fun-loving, casual, “normal” human beings.

On the track, polar opposites.

  • Michael = laser-focused, and dead serious
  • Usain = casual, almost comical

Whatever your health goals are, there is no one “correct” way to pursue them. We all need to remind ourselves that in fact, there may be many approaches over our lifetime.

We can learn a lot by watching others.  Others can learn a lot by watching us.  Knowing this, do you consider yourself a health example or a health warning?

World’s Fastest Humans

Usain Bolt, world’s fastest human, interviewed by Michael Johnson, former world record holder 200 meters and current world record holder 400 meters. What you can expect from this is a casual approach by two extraordinary humans. And even if you are not a runner, you have the opportunity to see best-in-class and look for ways to adopt their attitude and approach into your own approach:

World Record 400 Meters Video Story

Here is the video story of the fastest 400 meters ever run.

It was done at the 1999 World Track & Field Championships, in Seville, by Michael Johnson.

By the way, Michael Johnson currently holds the world records in both the 200 & 400.

While none of us will ever break a world record, we might ask ourselves, “Have I given it my all?  Have I done my very best.  Do I have any regrets?

Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂

Michael Johnson 1996 Olympic 400m Finals

Michael Johnson in the 1996 Olympic 400m FinalsWatch the clip here.

This is the same race I run, 400 meters.

Many Track & Field enthusiasts say that the 400 is the sports toughest event.

While many Baby Boomers are running 5k’s, 10k’s, half-marathons and full-marathons, I’m running one lap – 400 meters. 

That’s almost absurd.

Until you step on the track as a 50-year old and try to run one lap in 55 seconds.

Make it a great day.  Life is full of surprises.  I hope today, for you, they are good surprises.  Carpe diem, jeff noel  🙂