Sunday, November 18, 2007

Claire Markwardt Has Guts!

Think you have guts? I don't think you do. I don't think I do, either. Not compared to this girl.

In a recent cross country meet Claire Markwardt's leg broke in the home stretch of the race. And not all at once, either. According to this article & video it broke a little more for several steps, until it finally gave out.

Did she quit? I think not. She crawled across the finish line. With a leg broken so badly you can actually see it bend just a little bit past the knee if you look at the video carefully.

Talk about determination.


Marcy said...

Duuuuuuuuuuuuudddeeee OMG that looked crazy even from that far back. OUCH, OUCH, OUCH!!!

Anonymous said...

HI Doug,

I"m one of Claire's coaches and it's just nice to see someone who understands what she is going through. Many sites/blogs/comments to articles are just plain mean or have no regard to what the rules are in the OHSAA Championship meets. Thank you for recognizing talent, determination, and what we call... SISU!!
- Coach G.