“I understand that I need to be able to run my own style of racing. I was up with the guys for a while, and then when I fell off, I was able to find my own rhythm and catch back up again. That was a big confidence boost for me, to know that just because people get away from you once, that you can still get back up to them. I need to learn how to race with people, but also how to run my own race.”
Ryan Hall, USA marathon runner explaining what he learnt the first time he ran against top athletes at 2008 London Marathon.