Monday, January 18, 2010

Dr. Martin Luther King...and UltraRunning

Read on, it's short, and there is in fact a connection to UltraRunning.

On this, the Federal Holiday instituted to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., please ponder two brief quotes. Inasmuch as my family contains members who are white, black or mixed, and who are all loved equally and without reservation, Dr. King and his legacy have special meaning to us.

I have a dream that my four children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1963


And of course there’s the promised Ultra connection, right?

“We have the right to walk to Montgomery if our feet can get us there.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1965



Rest in peace, gentle man.  I often repeat your Montgomery words for inspiration and strength when I am struggling in the latter stages of an Ultra.  Moreover, I thank you for your words of hope for a racially agnostic world.

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