Determined Runner Crawls to the Finish Line
Talk about the triumph of the human spirit!
Kenya’s Hyvon Ngetich crawled to the finish line at the Austin Marathon and Half Marathon after her body gave out with 50 meters to go, despite leading most of the race.
As reported at antennamag.com:
Ngetich would not take a wheelchair being offered to her and continued on her knees, proving that, as an athlete, she may have a stronger will than anyone else you’ll see in 2015.
While Ngetich officially finished in third place, Marathon race director John Conley was blown away by her dedication:
"You ran the bravest race and crawled the bravest crawl I have ever seen in my life. You have earned much honor, and I am going to adjust your prize money, so you get the same prize money you would have gotten if you were second.”