This is something I never would have expected from such a successful athlete. I just assumed they never felt that way, but I guess I was wrong. I still can’t believe she didn’t even finish. I feel like quitting when I can’t make my goal, but I don’t, even if it’s just to save face. Plus, dropping out of a race can psychologically be difficult to overcome. I am afraid I would make a habit of quitting when it gets hard. I wonder if she has dealt with this before. Has she really not experienced failure? Perhaps the magnitude of the failure was unprecedented.