"Running taught me valuable lessons. In cross-country competition, training counted more than intrinsic ability, and I could compensate for a lack of natural aptitude with diligence and discipline. I applied this in everything I did." - Nelson Mandela
Running, especially long distance running was once a sport only for young fleet-footed men. However, in the course of three decades this sport had had surprising changes. More and more people began to realize its many benefits. This includes the gift of camaraderie. For all runners, old and young, a key aspect of running is in friendship, fellowship and camaraderie of like-minded people. That is why people from all walks of life consider running as one valuable sport.
The following are just some of the many lessons you can learn in pursuing the sport in running.