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Amy Hastings doesn't do surrender

Setbacks have simply served to fuel resilient distance runner's drive to excel

Updated: January 29, 2013, 10:23 AM ET
By Mario Fraioli | Competitor.com

L

ike any great athlete, when Amy Hastings gets knocked down, she picks herself right back up. And once she's back on her feet, it's a safe bet that she'll probably out-kick you, too.

Case in point: After finishing fourth at the U.S. Olympic marathon trials in Houston last January, missing a spot on the Olympic team by 71 seconds, Hastings shed some tears, then found strength through her disappointment and quickly put herself back on a fast track to success -- a route which ...

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