I have always enjoyed the Olympics. Although professional athletes are involved, it still is different because they are competing, not for money, but for glory and for country. The games say something about hardwork, discipline and working through adversity. All of these traits can be seen in the video clip below, when one man defeats the odds after a long race; when most would have counted him out.
This race is a microcosm of this runners life. Billy Mills, a Lakota Sioux Indian, was born into poverty and orphaned at the age of 12. He is the only Amercian to win this event.