"Practically it was that consistent with my family and yes it hurts," said visibly moved Gordian to say goodbye to London, where it played its eighth and last Paralympic Games.
After 32 years of participating in endurance tests, the city said in a breathy voice that sometimes you have to "make a side to the family", and added that "Unfortunately the result today not favored me" after finishing in 15th position of the T54 Marathon.
The 48-year-old athlete recalled that his first competition was in Stoke Mandeville, England 1984, and since then always was in the national delegation "representing very proudly Mexico".
He added that today is the most emotional moment to say goodbye to the summer appointment, but also recalled fondly his participation in Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008, where "by cents I was in fourth place", reminded the athlete.
Gordian ended Marathon T54 wheelchair in the 15th position with one hour, 35 minutes and 32 seconds, while Saúl Mendoza was in step with time of 1:44.16 hours 23, this almost 14 minutes from the champion, Britain's David Weir (1:30 20 hours).
Mendoza said that these are "definitely my last games Paralympic, I am glad to represent to Mexico many years".
He acknowledged that "I felt very tired, for some reason trying recover, lack of training to the end" after an accident he suffered in his wheelchair two weeks ago.
The 45-year-old athlete, who lives in Texas, said that it will continue to work with the American veterans returning from the Iraq war and Afghanistan, "basically through sport integrate them into their work and give them a rehabilitation".
In a close and exciting final, the gold medal was for the favorite, Britain's Weir, who made 1:30.20 hours, silver was the Swiss Marcel Hug (1:30.21) and the bronze Australian Kurt Fearnley (1:30.21), who crossed the goal at the same time with a difference of thousandths of a second