When I was in elementary school, I could really run. At the sixth-grade field day, I competed in 300 yard run-walk – three laps around the field. I was way out in the lead when I missed a flag. Ran right by it and kept on going. Parents and teachers yelled from the sidelines, “Go back! You missed a flag!”
I went back, but I had missed my chance at winning. The girl in second place took the lead. I took second. I was disappointed because it was my best event. But I didn’t die.
Lance Armstrong, apparently, thought he would.
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