Inspiring, my butt. Self righteous ass hole more like it, all he could see was everyone cheering him. Nothing in it about lack of condition or preparation, and then he goes on to “finish” his race, trying to look like some kind of hero. Any real athlete would be iced up and on the way to medical attention in the time it took this dickhead to realise he would be the only one on camera for a while.
I would just like to point out that the people giving him a standing ovation are of many skin colors, including what appears to be many many white people. Because white people are racist and hate him for his dark skin…… NOT. get a clue, you racist black people, not ALL white people are racist and assuming they are by judging their skin color is WRONG and HYPOCRITICAL.
the people making racist comments on here are FAT ASS white dudes who weight over 300 lbs and no white girl in her right mind would ever even come near them. don’t take them seriously, they are the aZZ crack of society.
What a wonderful video and story How sad that some very pathetic people felt the need to try and denigrate the people in it. Fortunately your comments say more about the sad state of your own small minded lonely, ineffective life of having to comment nastily on others achievements. Perhaps your own Olympic dream was shattered and now you’re bitter. Perhaps you haven’t made it off the couch in the past 15 years and you’re bitter. Whatever your story is, it is evident to anyone who reads your comments that it is the commentary on your wasted life and not the one of the young man in the video who lives in triumph and not running from the police. I hope that you seek more help in the real world instead of spewing venom on websites.
I agree with Nancy. My Dad was kick ass and this video reminded me of that. And while this website likes to showcase the bottom of the gene pools ability to breed (and I laugh along with the rest of the people that read this site), there are decent human beings that are good parents that would be there no matter what for their kids.
Wow. I never would have thought such hatred could come from some of the viewers of this inspiring video. The haters must have given up long ago and are bitter that they couldn’t do a tiny fraction of the things this runner and his father could do. This video shows nothing but determination, persistance and the love of a father to his son. I am heart-broken that people posted those filthy comments, both black and white.
Alright, you got me. I cried and my dogs are concerned because they think something is wrong. It’s nice to be reminded that there are still some people who have compassion and respect for others. I won’t lie and say that I’m the nicest person in the world because I’m not, but I’m not going to sit here and throw out racist comments or bitch and complain about the music. Take a step back and think for a moment. Many athletes will forever have their names known to the rest of the world. Even after they die, their names will still pop up into conversations and articles. The people who have only negative, racist, or hateful things to say might only be remembered by those who knew you and probably not even them. You will be dead and gone and no one will think twice. Instead of acting like spoiled brats because someone is recognized for not giving up in the face of adversity, why don’t you go do something positive or constructive. Just a thought.
I didn’t cry, but I was moved. Very sad video and another sad part is that most parents these days wouldn’t give a shit, or if they did, they’d only care about their kid not winning the race. This dad is what every parent should be like – supportive and caring. I’m sure he didn’t let his kid get away with everything when he was a child, either, so he grew up to be a good guy. 98% of parents could learn from this guy. And yet another sad point is all the people having to post hateful comments on here because of the guy’s skin color or because their own fathers are some of the idiots that shouldn’t be allowed to breed because their kids are just clones of them. Sick world we live in…I was halfway expecting something horrible on this video, like a kid being beaten or something because it said I’d cry, but I’m glad that wasn’t the case.
I just “love” (insert sarcasm) how people can hide behind the anonymity of the internet and post such hateful comments. I usually wouldn’t give them the dignity of garnering a response because that is exactly what they after…attention, but to bash such a heartwarming video is really low. *shakes head*
p.s. How about, just once, all you negative people post a positive comment? Try it, you might just like it.
I just posted my very first comment on this site and when I hit “submit”, it said “Awaiting Moderation”. Are you FREAKING kidding me?!?! Comments are moderated and yet racist, derogatory stuff like that above are even allowed??? To me that deserves a *fail* of it’s own.
I don’t know what is wrong with the people who have to make negative comments..I was moved by the video….comments like the ones from loki makes it known that he is racist– as you will find his comments pretty much on every photo in this site along with others. Everyone has the right to an oppinion,but if its going to be racist then don’t comment. Ever hear the phrase treat others the way you would like to be treated? you all must want to be hated and dissed upon and I feel sorry for you.
I loved this ad. I loved that he was determined to finish and his Dad helped him. The people in the stadium understood his courage.
I feel badly for those who have posted such negative comments. How narrow and mean your world view is. I hope for all of you haters to experience a truly inspirational uplifting experience in your lives so you can see what we see – love and courage in action.
I just had to play it, even though it said “This will make you cry” and I am at work, I still hit play and yep, I teared up. It is a very sweet video of a loving father and a determined son. I have a cousin who is a runner and no matter how much you train and do all of the things you are supposed to, injuries happen. If I witnessed my cousing running a race and this happened to her, you better believe I would walk with her, she is amazing and constantly inspires the rest of our family to stay active!!
I remember when this happened. Me and my sister and mom cried the whole time. And of course, I did cry again watching it.
That’s exactly something my dad would do if this or something similar happened to one of his kids or grandkids.
Wow, one racist troll/idiot and suddenly there’s an angry mob wanting to burn at the stake anyone who didn’t love this video. Please don’t confuse taste in ThreeRingBlogs posts with a stance on racism. I’m as anti-prejudice as they come, but I didn’t like it. I don’t look at him & see a black guy, I guess I mostly see a Czech lady, ha! A friend of mine who tore a hamstring as a college athlete, to be exact. It took her 15-20 yrs and tons of money & time in rehab stuff like yoga, until she fixed it to the point where she could run without the scar tissue pulling and causing the sort of vertebral/pelvic misalignments that require chiro to relieve. She was trying HARD to get better the whole 20yrs too- she never gave up her passion for fitness. So I think of all the extra healing problems this guy brought on himself by not getting off that leg & into an ER. It’s only a gesture too- assuming he didn’t have some sponsorship thing where he’d lose his income if he failed to complete the race. The likely motivation is fame- wanting to “oficially” finish so he could get his name in the history books, not the more noble accomplishment of goals, but even assuming it IS the latter, he’d be wiser to have the adaptability to let go of his goal & set a new one of running next year or something. What he did would likely cost him a LOT it terms of worsening his injuries. He likely never ran professionally again, whereas if he’d gotten proper medical aid, he could have. He threw away future success out of stubbornness. Promptly adapting to the new situation would have been more responsible. He was likely in such deep concentration (from getting “in the zone”) in shock (from pain) and traumatized (from losing his chance in the race), and his coaches & loved ones aught to have taken charge of him for his own protection. First Aid training teaches us that a drowning person may resist your attempt to grab them, and a choking victim will instinctively seek privacy (we don’t want to make horking noises & drool in front of people, and nobody ever thinks they’re about to die), and people can say they’re “fine” after a heart attack or concussion but they simply must be talked into getting a checkup… my point being that, when a person is in need of medical help, they sometimes can’t think right due to denial, pain or other distraction. I hope my parents would drag me off to the hospital in such a situation, even if I was hysterical & didn’t want to go.
It bothers me how so many people idolize suffering. Just because someone suffers, you think he’s a hero? Even if he didn’t suffer to fix a problem (the way soldiers do) or to gain something (like a Fear Factor contestant who wants to give the prize money to a charity), or for love (like Leonardo letting the girl float on the wood, in that dumb Titanic movie) but actually inflicted the suffering on himself, for nearly zero gain? Heroism is paying the price FOR something you believe in. Hurting yourself pointlessly is just a mental problem. Like those emo teens who like to cut their skin repeatedly.
I would just like to point out 1. Your posts are moderated the first time to make sure you’re not a spammer. 2. Loki’s maligning comments have been deleted (Thank the Lord – that’s a first for this site!)
Unfortunately, couldn’t watch the video here at work.
Not Inspirational, and at no point did I want to cry. Horrible idiot that got injured and didn’t gracefully bow out, but wasted a bunch of other people’s time while he had to prove something to himself… Selfish, and IGNORANT
If there are really that many ignorant, nasty people in this world that have this many incomprehensible hateful mean things to say about a person they don”t even know, then I don’t want to live on this planet anymore. SMDH. You are all an embarrassment to humankind. This man made a decision for himself, and in doing so inspired others. The planet needs more people like him. For the sake of the rest of us, I beg that all of you with negative comments not breed.