American track runner, Steve Prefontaine, was known for an ultra-aggressive front running style where he would jump ahead of the competition and challenge everyone to try and keep up. This style wasn’t exactly the smartest approach to winning a race. One could hang back for two and a half miles and then steal a race in the last couple hundred yards. It probably cost Pre a medal in the 1972 Olympics where he faced the greatest distance runners in the world.
I am in awe of this style. While many refer to it as brash, I see it as art. To put it all on the line, running as far and fast as you can go regardless of the result encapsulate the ethos of how life should be lived.
Too often, we play with our heads and not our hearts.