Then to Silvia let us sing that Silvia is excelling.
She excels each mortal thing upon the dull earth dwelling.
We have trained girls [rescued from sex trafficking] as carpenters, as masons, as security guards, as cab drivers. And each one of them are excelling in their chosen field, gaining confidence, restoring dignity, and building hopes in their own lives.
Like most ghetto kids I knew it was important to be 'somebody' so I became a good soccer player, because excelling at a sport seemed to make you special.
You'd like more people to recognise what you do is special.
But I take the attitude that the best thing I can do for my sport is to be the best at it. The best way people will come to recognise that track and field is a great sport is to see athletes excelling at it. Which is what I intend to do.