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Derek Redmond’s Run

Derek Redmond reaches the goal

Watch this inspirational video, a story of Derek Redmond in 1992 Summer Olympics. Derek was determined to win the game. But when the race begun, his hamstring snapped and he stumbled to the ground in pain. Quitting was not in his mind. He started again, limping as he ran. His father came to his rescue and helped him reach the final line.
Life may get tough sometimes, it may bring you down. But giving up is not an option. When we are all alone and do not know how to rise from the fall, God is there for us to help us finish the race. Do not give up.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.”
Matthew 11:28

Derek held the British record for the 400 metres sprint, and won gold medals in the 4x400 metres relay at the World Championships, European Championships and Commonwealth Games.
However, his career was blighted by a series of injuries. At the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona he tore his hamstring in the 400 metres semi-final but continued the race limping and, with assistance from his father, managed to complete a full lap of the track as the crowd gave him a standing ovation. The incident has become a well-remembered moment in Olympic history

In 1992 Summer Olympics, he posted the fastest time of the first round, and went on to win his quarter-final. In the semi-final, Redmond started well, but in the back straight about 250 metres from the finish, his hamstring snapped. He hobbled to a halt, and then fell to the ground in pain. Stretcher bearers made their way over to him, but Redmond decided he wanted to finish the race. He began to hobble along the track. He was soon joined on the track by his father, Jim Redmond, who barged past security and on to the track to get to his son. Jim and Derek completed the lap of the track together, with Derek leaning on his father's shoulder for support. As they crossed the finish line, the crowd of 65,000 spectators rose to give Derek a standing ovation.
“Do not give up for God will not give up on you. Keep running.”

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