An Olympic runner falls during the final lap at the Tokyo Olympics 2021 and that could have been it. But Sifan Hassan wowed the world with her astonishing comeback!
In life, things don’t always go according to plan. Yet Olympic runner Sifan Hassan reminds us that it’s not about how many times you get knocked down, but rather how many times you get back up!
During a historic 1,500-5K-10K triple, Sifan Hassan of the Netherlands was waiting for the right moment to hit her stride and overcome the runners ahead of her. But with less than a lap to go, disaster struck.
Kenya’s Edinah Jebitok, who was in front of Sifan, fell. And as Sifan, wearing orange and blue, tried to hurdle over Edinah, she ended up falling, too.
Olympic Runner Falls With 1 Lap Left
With so little time left in the race, many would be tempted to give up and accept defeat. But what happens when Sifan Hassan, a dedicated Olympic runner, falls?
Sifan picked herself up and started running again. More than that, she kicked it into another gear!
Sifan Hassan knew this was it. She didn’t stay focused on the fall she’d sustained. Instead, she pushed herself to her limits. Sifan hit an incredible stride and overtook runner after runner. And in an amazing display of perseverance, she won the race!
In life, we will face trials. And I times, we will take some hard falls. But seeing what happens after this Olympic runner falls is a powerful reminder that we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us!
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
“We are pressed on every side, yet not crushed; perplexed, yet not to despair; pursued, yet not forsaken; struck down, yet not destroyed;” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9
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