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It is better to try and fail than not to try at all.

Jason McGregor - Gold Coast Marathon 2018

Well another Gold Coast Marathon has come and gone. My 6th attempt to master the 42km distance and my 20th year of racing.

While I wish I could report that it was a success, all I can say is that it was a battle just to finish. My expectations were based on months of solid hard training. I am proud of the way I prepared, I trained hard and genuinely thought I was ready. The race was hard from the start but as usual it was the last 10km that was the hardest.

My greatest disappointment is how negative I became. I kept telling myself that I didn’t care about what time I did, and I wouldn’t even go online to check it at the end of the race. But I did check it, and I did care, and I was upset by my performance.

My greatest strength is being able to move forward. I have another race next weekend and more after that. I will continue to try and do my best and take heart in the fact that whilst not all results may have gone the way I would have liked, I have been healthy and stayed out of hospital for 7 years. Which for me is a record.

I know that I will continue to try to be the best at everything I do.  I will fail 99 percent of the time, and I am learning to accept that. I am looking forward to my next race though, because I would rather try and fail than not try at all.

Jason McGregor – PBF Presenter 

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