A beautiful human journey

The below design has inspired me since 2005. The spread is originally taken from a german-language magazine called Die Zeit Leben (sports section, July 2003), and I found it re-printed in Communication Arts (page 76) in the March/April 2005 issue. This spread is so beautiful and perfect!

I don't know what it says, but I sense the meaning and i love the curve of the path through the columns of type.