18 October 2011

Heather Dorniden wins a 600m sprint


In truly remarkable fashion.  The event was part of the 2008 Big Ten Indoor Track and Field Championships. 

This young woman's performance reminds me of "Alexis Conquers the Hurdles," which is the most inspirational sports video I've posted.

A hat tip to Nothing to do with Arbroath, where a different video of the event is posted.

5 comments:

  1. Ehh, cheater. She fell so she could get the endorphins and adrenalin so as to make that comeback!

    "Immediately after injury, endorphins allow animals to feel a sense of power and control over themselves that allows them to persist with activity for an extended time."

    Of course, I'm kidding. But that would be an interesting tactic.

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  2. Holy cow, that exhausted me just watching her! Brings a whole new meaning to the expression "you go, girl!".

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  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkXsjfVnG0k

    Lasse Viren Munchen Olympics 1972

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  4. Two notes about this: it shows that often our mind is lying to us when you think you're giving your all. Athletes who are aware of this can overcome their limits, though it comes with greater cost

    Also, not a knock against you as the blogger, but the video "owner": this video was floating around a couple years ago, and this is a re-upload by someone who simply put their own credits at the end. I find this practice very repugnant.

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  5. Matt, I quite agree with you re your final point. I do make extensive efforts to backtrack to original sources for most of my posts, but for the YouTube segments it is often difficult (and always tedious) to check the plethora of versions to try to find which was the original.

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