Dr. Yu Feng started to train for half marathons and marathons in 2012, as a recovery from a serious injury in a basketball game. In his opinion, running is a good way for scientists to take a break from their research. Especially, people will find their inner peace during the marathon training sessions. "Everything you ever wanted to know about yourself, you can learn in 26.2 miles."
The best thing about the marathon is: (1) It is the easiest sport; (2) you compete only against yourself; (3) it makes you happy and healthy; and (4) it provides you answers for your Ph.D. study.
Dr. Yu Feng has finished 16 half marathons and 4 marathons in the last three years. He is looking forward to finishing all the half marathons and marathons in Oklahoma soon.
"Imagine that day, where you can finally say 'I did it!' when you can say, 'I never gave up, I never quit!' where these moments of pain turn into memories for that goal you wanted to obtain. It might take long to reach that moment, but as soon as you get there, you'll thank yourself for the rest of your life. "
"Like the marathon, life can sometimes be difficult, challenging and present obstacles, however, if you believe in your dreams and never ever give up, things will turn out for the best."-Meb Keflezighi
"Running is the greatest metaphor for life, because you get out of it what you put into it."-Oprah Winfrey