Tweet today and was sort of pissed about it. Because that just isn't true.
All of us fail at some point and for someone like Kara to say otherwise is not fair to the mere mortals who look up to her and other elites.
In short, failure is what makes us stronger and faster. Failure also makes us better people. For example, many of us, myself included, would love to qualify for Boston. Odds are I will never qualify for that race so I will live vicariously through my chums who are wicked fast and elites like Kara. However, this failure to qualify at my current marathon times pumps me up to train harder for the possibility to join my wicked fast chums in Hopkinton.
In recent years Kara has expressed her desire to win that race. Now, if she doesn't win this year is that failure? Under most definitions it would be.
But that is a good thing.