Losing on Purpose: My Defining Moment in Sports

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Just outside the Fredericksburg Cemetery.

What was your defining moment in sports?

Some scored the winning touchdown. Or orchestrated a come-from-behind win in a basketball tournament. Clobbered our first home run. Maybe nailing that triple axle – finally. For me?

It was the day I gave up.


It wasn’t just a loss. It wasn’t a race I was beaten in. No one tracked me down, I wasn’t hurt, and it was completely in my hands. I just chose to toss it away. I quit. I still don’t know why.

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