The Professional Quitter

Meet Matt.  Matt is a runner who was quite successful in college and in the early part of his professional career.  As he figured out, it’s ridiculously hard to make it as a professional runner, and often, those attempting to be professional runners have to get a day job.  Then he figured he could do just as well being a professional quitter.  That is, Matt is what the running community refers to as a rabbit.  He’s the pacer of the group and guarantees to get runners with in 1/100 of a second.  That’s pretty freakin’ precise.  Matt paces the elite runners and then right before the finish, he steps off course.  He’s always guaranteed a disqualification or a DNF.  He’s one of the few who can make a living of being a professional rabbit, and yet, he gets no glory or recognition.  Maybe he should go back to being a professional runner because by the looks of it, he’s pretty darn good.  Matt, here’s to you and all of your awesomeness.  Maybe one day we can get an Olympic medal around your neck because you sure do deserve it!


Image from the Washington Times; Matt Scherer

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