We catch glimpses of it every once in a while. Nothing brings it to our attention like great sporting events. Very rarely do we experience showcases of the human spirit across the spectrum. Professional athletes and committed everyday people all consisting the same challenge.

Today was such a day. The Ultimate Human Race. We saw a promising young athlete smash records. We saw individuals conquer personal goals. We saw camaraderie, togetherness and heartbreak.

Each person competing with himself. Each woman fighting a personal fight. All coming together as one to test the boundaries of their capability.

In a testament to discipline, dedication and determination, many conquered the goals they set for themselves. Some others face the questions of disappointment.

The human spirit has triumphed.

Strife is easy to put aside when we face a common challenge.

Perhaps we should focus on the challenges that bring us together, rather than the differences that pull us apart.

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