Why it’s that hard for professionals to get back to their focus when they are being disturbed!


“Why it’s that hard for professionals to get back to their focus when they are being disturbed!” (Sep 28 2015)
Last Sunday, it was Berlin Marathon and the importance of that event is obvious for all who enthusiastically follow running news. In the past 12 years, marathon world record was improved just in Berlin Marathon, in particular in 2013 and 2014 it was improved to 2:03:23 and 2:02:57 respectively.
When I read the news of Berlin Marathon I noticed no new world record was exchanged this year. At the same time when I looked at the shoes of the winner of Berlin Marathon at the finish line, I was surprised maybe we have a new development in the running shoes but the story totally different.
“Eliud Kipchoge won the Berlin Marathon on Sunday in 2:04, but the insoles falling out of both of his shoes for most of the race stole the headlines” wrote runner’s world about the event (http://t.co/6WjR2GQ2QX) “There are blisters on the left foot and my big toe is cut, with lots of blood,” Kipchoge said, after the race. I was thinking what was the reason he didn’t take out the insoles in the middle of the race, it wouldn’t take him more than a few seconds and instead he won’t be bothered for the rest of the race. Jos Hermens, Kipchoge’s agent said “He didn’t take the insoles out when they started causing problems because he didn’t want to disturb his rhythm and focus.”
Yes, and it’s all about the focus and keeping your rhythmic. For all the professionals, Keeping focus is the most important thing in their career, and it’s extremely hard to get back to your focus when you are being disturbed. It’s as hard as Kipchoge prefered to run more than half of the run in that situation rather than taking a few seconds and took the insoles out of his shoes.