“Against all odds (and precedent), Rupp summoned a late charge to edge Lagat by 15 hundredths of a second. The strain on Lagat’s face was evident as Rupp pumped his fist and the crowd went bananas. Lopez Lomong placed third to take the final Olympic qualifying spot.”
"Once again, let me pause upon a memorable period of my life. Let me stand aside, to see the phantoms of those days go by me, accompanying the shadow of myself, in dim procession." - David Copperfield Chapter 43
This is one of my favorite lines from Dickens. On so many levels, these words ring true in my life.