[VIDEO] Amazing Moment When a Woman CRAWLS Across A Marathon Finish Line

[VIDEO] Amazing Moment When a Woman CRAWLS Across A Marathon Finish Line

Wow. All I can say is this lady has some serious determination and moxy like none other. To finish a marathon in this fashion shows her true dedication to the sport and her determination to finish. What a tough cookie!:

Hyvon Ngetich

Against overwhelming odds, a female runner from Kenya came third at the 2015 Austin Marathon and Half Marathon Sunday by crawling on her hands and knees across the finish line.

Hyvon Ngetich, 29, was leading the pack of top female runners at the 23-mile mark, but with victory in sight, exhaustion set in and the Kenyan athlete started to fade.

By the time the finish line came into view, Ngetich’s body began to shut down, but the determined runner was not ready to give up.

Unable to run anymore, Ngetich collapsed to her knees and proceeded to crawl on all fours, her eyes locked on the finish line.

Race volunteers rushed to Ngetich’s side rolling a wheelchair, but she refused to sit in it.

The resolute woman continued to inch forward down Congress Avenue under the watchful eyes of medical staff, with the crowd cheering her on every step of the way.

If anyone offered her help, Ngetich would have been disqualified from the race.

At one point, the 29-year-old had a pause in order to gather her strength, reported KEYE-TV.

Right before she crossed the finish line, Austin runner Hannan Steffan beat Ngetich for second place.

Her compatriot Cynthia Jerop won the race in 2:54:22.

I don’t think I would be able to succeed in doing a marathon, let alone crawling to the finish. This is one amazing gal, and her absolute dedication to her sport is astounding. Congratulatuons on your epic 3rd place win, Hyvon Ngetich! Your personal win will not soon be forgotten.

Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie


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