Elite Athlete Crawls Across Finish Line at Austin Marathon [Video]
Talk about determination.
Elite runner Hyvon Ngetich, of Kenya was leading the 2015 Austin Marathon in Austin, Texas, for most of Sunday when her body just gave out and she collapsed.
Race officials rushed to aid her and brought a wheelchair, but Ngetich refused. Instead, she started crawling towards the finish line, KXAN-TV reported.
She eventually crossed the finish line, finishing third overall. That was pretty impressive, especially considering she finished on her hands and knees, CBS News reported.
Race director John Conley was so impressed with her determination to finish that he DOUBLED her prize money.
He told Ngetich:
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."
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