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Original Writing Coursework - Gold Digging

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Original Writing Coursework - Gold Digging Mark Chambers wanted to be a champion. From when he had put on his first pair of trainers he knew that he was going to be the fastest person alive. Countless people had told him he couldn't do it and that he should concentrate on his studies, but he was determined to prove them all wrong. His time was almost at hand now, he was going to the Olympic Games in Beijing, Britain's only representative in the one hundred metres sprint. The pressure was on him to perform and he could feel it pressing on him like a vice. The tabloids and the BBC were already hanging the gold medal around his neck and the question now seemed more not if he would win but how much he would win by. But Mark still felt creeping doubts in his mind, he feared the Americans, imagining them as a pack of hungry dogs that could not be outrun. Unlike the dogs however, if the athletes caught him they would pass him and continue. All the ripping and tearing would be done on the podium and back home in London. Te pressure felt a bit like being stuck in quicksand, the more you struggled with it the further you would sink into the vicious spiral. ...read more.

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By lunchtime Mark's tension was to beginning to build up inside him, a pot of water being brought to the boil. But this was vital and he knew it. Tension induces adrenaline and this would give him the lightning reactions needed to judge the starter's pistol. A simple meal was served to him and he ate it slowly, contemplating with every chew. Eat it with too much haste and he might be sick, eat it too slowly and it could precipitate a stitch. It was five o clock when Mark decided to jog down to the stadium. Only three hours and ten seconds, he thought, and everything will be over. If he seemed unfriendly to the people greeting him as he made his way to the track then it was only because his mind had started to enter lock-down mode, shielding out everything that was not necessary to him winning the race. Several thoughts penetrated this barrier and struck Mark ringing blows. A picture flashed past his mind of an athlete like him falling on the line and losing, another sprang forth, like a mechanical glitch, of the same athlete making too many false starts. Several other images also bombarded him, seeming like the few boulders that precipitate a landslide. ...read more.

Conclusion

His world suddenly seemed to go into slow motion, he was aware of the starter saying 'Set' and felt himself rise with the other runners in a wave of seamless motion. The wait seemed to last forever, and then a sound, a loud sound, it was the bang. 'Go, go, go', screamed the voice in Mark's head. He went. He felt nothing but the pattern of running, leaving his blocks perfectly and rising at forty metres out. 'Let your legs come down further', said the voice. 'Pump those arms, force the knees through'. With those words echoing around him Mark dipped through the line and it was over. He could still hear the bang in his head and then he felt the race and saw it fly through his mind all over again. Then the message finally broke through his armour, he had won it! Now the stadium was back in view again and his body finally gave in to the effects of all out anaerobic respiration. Panting hard, Mark acknowledged the crowd with a small wave and smiled for the cameras. But still inside him he could hear the voice, except this time it seemed more warm, friendly and assuring, 'Where does the power come from to see the race through to its end; from within'. The End ...read more.

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