Sometimes, I think we are so busy always trying to win that we forget the beauty of merely competing with grace and the grace in losing well. We presently live in a world of Lance Armstrong doping to gain a few seconds on up-hill climbs and baseball players taking anabolic steroids in hopes of lifting a baseball over the fence
Everyone strives for the record books. Nothing else will do.
Thankfully another side of sports exists. One of my favorite stories is from a Special Olympics event in Washington State many years ago.
During a running event, one of the contestants took a tumble. Two other runners, seeing the third runner in distress, stopped and ran back to help the fallen runner. After a few assurances, all three runners locked arms and crossed the finish line in last place as one.