I like a guy who doesn't give up, and the American record holder in the marathon in just one of those guys who doesn't quit. There is a very good article on the "Races Like a Girl" blog on what is currently happening with Khalid Khannouchi. He still dreams of recovering from injuries and running fast times.
"You know what, I want to get back and compete!"I have no clue what it is like to run at the level that Khalid Khannouchi competed at, but I can feel his pain about being injured and just wanting to get back to running and racing. It would be great to see him tearing up the roads again.
Here is a letter I wrote that got published in Sports Illustrated back in 2002 after the magazine failed to acknowledge Khalid Khannouci's world and American record being set at the London Marathon in the same week that an article lamented that Alberto Salazar was the last great American marathoner.