A thousand silent no’s – outward winner gets yes

Ten thousand hour days – must train like a Greek

One billion nerves may falter – slice of death if they do

Ten thousand onlookers issue dread – disappointed moan

18 year old Olympic bronze medalist shouts in his head

Global scoffers drink, eat and belch – you are so invisible

What marvel have you done, Mr. Judge of Life?

Speed, victories, losses – all recorded under proud name

Passion and joy rain on such a wondrous creature

No searching for the end – pure freedom is the race