Nick Doan wins the 3000M D1 ECAC/IC4A Championship Race in 8:07.07. Nick stated the following in an interview in high school (5 years ago): “I was massively addicted to video games. I wasn’t getting enough sleep because I was playing excessive hours in the middle of the night. I wasted all my adrenalin playing video games, and I was hooked on the online competition of games like Call of Duty, League of Legends, and Starcraft. I wasn’t able to perform athletically. I did not achieve my full potential. After I stopped playing video games, I was able to focus on school and athletics. Now I run for my adrenalin rush, and I dream about running all the time.” – DyeStat interview has been read by over 321,493 people!
I am getting the post-race updates from Nick Doan (2019 IC4A Div. I 3000M Indoor Track Champion). My colleague asked him what helped him shave 13 seconds off of last year’s time to run an 8:07.07. He said, “The real success was when I told God that I was going to Give my running up to [Him]. God revealed that weight, strength, form, sleeping, eating, mental strength, stretching, rolling, reading, praying, staying away from social media, killing my desire for fleshly worldly things…and the list goes on, [are important]. There is not one thing that I could pin point and state, ‘It was only because of this one isolated variable.'”
For the Bible scholars out there. Nick’s number in the race was 7. He ran an 8:07.07. His personal best for the season was 7 seconds faster than his qualifying time. He started running in the 2013 season, so the 2019 season is his 7th season as a runner. Is there a significance in the number 7 in this situation? It will be very interesting to see Nick’s college running career and beyond!
The mathematical probability of this happening with 5 variables is: 1/13 (number of runners) x 1/60 (chance for 07 digit for seconds) x 1/100 (chance for 07 digit in hundredths of seconds) x 1/24 (how many seconds Nick is able to improve from his previous 8:14 time) x 1/7 (number of seasons as a runner) = 1 in 13,104,000!
The Meaning of Numbers: The Number 7
Used 735 times (54 times in the book of Revelation alone), the number 7 is the foundation of God’s word. If we include with this count how many times ‘sevenfold’ and ‘seventh’ is used, our total jumps to 860 references.
Seven is the number of completeness and perfection (both physical and spiritual). It derives much of its meaning from being tied directly to God’s creation of all things. According to some Jewish traditions, the creation of Adam occurred on September 26, 3760 B.C. (or the first day of Tishri, which is the seventh month on the Hebrew calendar). The word ‘created’ is used 7 times describing God’s creative work (Genesis 1:1, 21, 27 three times; 2:3; 2:4). There are 7 days in a week and God’s Sabbath is on the 7th day.
The Bible, as a whole, was originally divided into 7 major divisions. They are 1) the Law; 2) the Prophets; 3) the Writings, or Psalms; 4) the Gospels and Acts; 5) the General Epistles; 6) the Epistles of Paul; and 7) the book of Revelation. The total number of originally inspired books was forty-nine, or 7 x 7, demonstrating the absolute perfection of the Word of God.
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For more information about addictions to video games, social media, and “digital sugars”:
Read Dr. Doan’s book “Hooked on Games” (Nick is “Steve” in the book):
Read Dr. Andrew & Julie Doan’s and Christie Walsh’s workbook “Digital Vortex Survival Guide”:
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