The story of Tsepo Mathibelle is a great Olympic story. The man that finished last of the marathon finishers in the 2012 Olympics still did the most important thing, he finished! He didn’t give up like others that day and he will be running again in the last event of these 2016 Olympics.
Running for poverty-stricken Lesotho, Mathibelle continued running on that summer day in London for his parents. His father suffered a stroke and his mother was hit by a car and neither of them can work to support the family. He runs because he has to in some senses to provide for his family but he runs because he loves it too.