Marathon runner on finding strength in faith
Olympian Ryan Hall on 'Huckabee'
- Duration 4:41
- Date Aug 6, 2012
Olympian Ryan Hall on 'Huckabee'
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-- how do you deal with it when people say -- so god as your coach and they try to make.
Something of that.
You know I do my best just to you you know stay out of -- that's written about mean I stay out there running web sites that don't read any media that's been written about me but.
You know I think as far as I tried to stay out -- that's that you know inevitably that stuff trickles there and sometimes they hear it second hand through other people and you know like I just don't feel pressure to prove god -- he's real Tim Mayer running you -- -- I tell people all -- time like.
Just because I've got my coach I'm not.
You know same name everything I do is perfect the only criticism I listened to -- people that God's put my life.
My family people who love me and he might have some input -- mean -- kid positive feedback.
But you know beyond that my goal is to still listening -- -- tells -- yeah well obviously it is something to write about and that's what I think -- so.
Incredibly amazing about you clearly you're running for a gold medal you're running to win.
But you know in talking with you Ryan I don't get the impression.
That winning for you a race winning an earthly races everything there is.
So tell me what is it that drives you what is it motivates you and if you don't win in the London.
Are you still OK with who you -- is Ryan Hall.
Yes certainly I think one thing we got -- tell me over and over and over again as I've spent the last six months just.
Running my brains out preparing for this races Jesus is the prize for me and not such -- -- thing for me because I feel like.
Gold medal or medal of any color would just be icing on the cake for me you know like I feel like I already have some -- that.
On transcends an Olympic Medal that -- -- factions my daily life every single day.
It's way better than winning gold medal like I have read about enough.
Olympic gold now if you have struggle with their life after winning -- to know they.
You know gold -- not everything in life and after I love about god is that he's available for every line he's offering amazing lives for everyone it's not like a gold -- -- only one guy on one day can win that medal on that opened up everyone and -- that's the great thing about you know my -- -- running for him -- And I thought that had recently just like I can't -- god any more proud of me than he -- is.
Doesn't I finished first by finished last like my stand before god.
Right now like he is so incredibly proud of me.
And not just frees me up feel like not be afraid to fail not be afraid to take risks and I think that's.
One of the things that's made me a great marathon runners I'm not afraid to just go forward and you know it doesn't always work out like out bomb plenty of races and this last place in races before but.
It's really fallen to go after your goals when you don't feel this huge pressure you know.
She feel this fear failure you don't feel like you have to perform for someone is performing out of -- you are not out of what you're going for not to.
-- Eric little the great runner from the Olympics almost a hundred years ago.
Who had very strong Christian convictions refused to run on Sunday -- -- there were a lot of things about it the movie Chariots of Fire about and there was a line in that movie -- that.
That I think of when I hear you.
And it is that when I run I feel God's pleasure.
-- almost -- it when you run -- is if you feel his pleasure would would you identify with what Eric little sad.
-- -- Eric -- a huge hero of mine and actually going to see.
Played it they have the chairs the fire in London the day after -- man on -- a huge fan American.
Yeah I totally you know whenever we do what we are created to deal that's our best form of worship it we can do and -- I feel and I'm running you know like.
Unfortunately and I get seeing it also -- -- and on singing like.
I I praise god whether -- -- my -- but doesn't sound pretty but I you know when I run I really feel like I'm doing.
What God's given me the -- idea and I'm doing what he intended me to be doing and I feel a connection with god bit.
I feel -- you know not very often even in church you know.
I think you know I called the place -- -- -- call my sanctuary and it really feels like that to me.
Churches is much outside of the church as it is inside the church.
Ryan you are a remarkably young man I'm so proud of -- and America is proud of view we are all pulling for you to -- the gold but if you do if you don't.
You know what we're still very proud of you and the extraordinary testimony and witness that you bring and I wish you the very best in London.
If if I appreciate your support.
Brian all -- -- on the American Olympic team.