Tuesday, April 3, 2012

The Sprint To The End

Lance Armstrong placed seventh at the Memorial Hermann Ironman 70.3 Texas on Sunday. As expected, he was first off the bike into Transition, yet he was out-run by the younger and stringer runners. Timothy O'Donnell went one-on-one with eventual runner-up Sebastian Kienle, to sprint home to his first professional Ironman 70.3 win. Twice podium-finisher, O'Donnell stuck to his guns to give his final kick home to his win in that event as well as the U.S. Pro Champion. I enjoyed watching the race unfold, step by step, online whilst monitoring the 'Wear Yellow' ambassador give it his all in the 21K run. It was only Lance's second professional 70.3 race, and it will be interesting to track his comeback trail into triathlon - his sport before making his foray into professional cycling.
Leadership Lessons: When was the last time you had to make a dash for a deadline? How much reserves do you conserve before you plunge into a final sprint? Is it 'All or Nothing' when you commit to projects, collaborations and challenges? How far are you willing to go when you put your heart into something that matters?

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