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"Chariots of Fire": Living by Principle

The film Chariots of Fire is a true story about two British runners competing in the 1924 Olympics. Eric Liddell, a devout Christian, was encouraged by his missionary dad to "run in God's Name, and let the world stand back and wonder." Contrarily, Harold Abrahams, Liddell's teammate, ran for personal glory.

On the boat to the Paris Olympics, Liddell learned that to compete in the 100-meter dash, his best distance and the race he was favored to win, he had to run the qualifying heats on Sunday. He resolved not to ...

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