The Honorable Injury- SHUTARO
Today I would like to share a beautiful story about SHUTARO and his last race in high school. SHUTARO has been participating in the MSTERIO summer camp for a long time. (Photo: SHUTARO when he was in elementary school)
He was one of the athletes in the qualifying 400-meter hurdles race for the national high school track competition, where only the top three athletes qualify for the next race.
During the last lap, the biggest competition was for the third place, and SHUTARO was competing for this position!
There was an unbelievable amount of pressure on him, when he accidentally fell and hit the ground with his chest at the last hurdle. Yet, he got up and slowly walked to the finish line. He did not qualify, however he completed the race.
The ligament of his left leg tore, and both his legs were injured. “After falling very badly, he still stood up on his legs and used all his power to reach the finish line,” his mother mentioned. “It was just unbelievable.”
Before the competition, SHUTARO set a goal to break his best time, even if he could not make it to the final race. And he worked very hard toward his goal for the last half year for the race.
SHUTARO did his very best and his family witnessed that.
He said, “I tried and tried then lost, and I don't regret it. Well, however, I learned that things don't work out when you are too greedy.”
SHUTARO, who never gave up until the end, is extremely impressive. I believe that it was one of the best races without a doubt.
How moving and inspirational must have been for those who witnessed his race. It was a great “MAKE A DIFFERENCE” experience for SHUTARO, as well as his team, family and everyone around him.
SHUTARO, with honorable injury, we are so proud of you.