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Ah, Liddell! I was afraid you weren't here.
I'm afraid I am, sir.
Life slips by, Abrahams, life slips by!
Do you want to know why you lost today? (Harold nods)
You're over striding. (Sets coins in a row)
Now these coins represent the steps in your sprint. (Pushes coins together)
Can you find me another two coins, Mr. Abraham? (Harold looks up)
Remember, over striding. Death for the sprinter (shakes his head)
. Knocks you back. (Slaps Harold across the cheek. Harold winces)
Like that! (Slaps Harold again)
And that! (Sam laughs and grabs Harold by the arm)
You, Aubrey, are my most complete man.
You're brave, compassionate, kind: a content man. That is your secret, contentment; I am 24 and I've never know it.
I'm forever in pursuit and I don't even know what I am chasing.
You came to see a race today. To see someone win. It happened to be me. But I want you to do more than just watch a race. I want you to take part in it. I want to compare faith to running in a race. It's hard. It requires concentration of will, energy of soul. You experience elation when the winner breaks the tape - especially if you've got a bet on it. But how long does that last? You go home. Maybe you're dinner's burnt. Maybe you haven't got a job. So who am I to say, "Believe, have faith," in the face of life's realities? I would like to give you something more permanent, but I can only point the way. I have no formula for winning the race. Everyone runs in her own way, or his own way. And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within. Jesus said, "Behold, the Kingdom of God is within you. If with all your hearts, you truly seek me, you shall ever surely find me." If you commit yourself to the love of Christ, then that is how you run a straight race.
A sticky moment, George.
Thank God for Lindsay. I thought the lad had us beaten.
He did have us beaten, and thank God he did.
I don't quite follow you.
The "lad", as you call him, is a true man of principles and a true athlete. His speed is a mere extension of his life, its force. We sought to sever his running from himself.
For his country's sake, yes.
No sake is worth that, least of all a guilty national pride.
If I can't win, I won't run!
If you don't run, you can't win.
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