The 2022 Lagos City Marathon held today, and some of my friends decided to do a livestream of their individual journeys from start to finish.

The start of a marathon has a constellations of starters, but the chromatography of skill separates individuals, as the race goes on.

There are only a handful of winners per category, but all runners, walkers and strollers at the start are filled with enthusiasm.

If most people are destined not to win the race, why do so many bother?

Well, finishing a marathon brings just as much fulfilment as winning.

Long term commitments are like that. It is not really about winning, which is fundamentally a competition against others, but about finishing, which is fundamentally an expression of being.

Which marathon are you finishing this year?

– Osasu Oviawe

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