This morning I watched the men's marathon in Barcelona and was pleased to see that Viktor Rothlin, from Switzerland, emerged victorious.
Twelve months ago he was in hospital with a very serious heart condition which eventually required him to take a variety of medicines including Warfarin. This made him seriously consider giving up the sport, especially when, at the end of 2009 he suffered a running injury and was unsure whether it would be possible to be fit enough to compete at these European Championships.
He made the decision to compete only a few weeks ago after a race in Gateshead, England and I bet he's glad he did.
I find it very inspiring to see other people overcome serious medical problems to run better than ever ... things like this definitely help my mind-set sometimes.
Good news too for team GB, especially Mo Farah with golds in the 10k and 5k.