A marathon is the very definition of a long race. The full length of 26 miles is a challenge for the majority of humans, and just finishing is an achievement.
I think that’s why, especially today, the day we observe the life of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, that when we reflect on the long struggle behind us, and still to come, it’s important to remember that progress will come. It’s never as soon as most of us might like, and will almost always be a very uncomfortable situation for all involved, but that the key to making it through is stamina and sheer determination of will.
Quitters don’t win and winners don’t quit. I believe that’s how that saying goes.