Kenyan Marathoner Finishes Third Despite Crawling to the Line

Kenyan Marathoner Finishes Third Despite Crawling to the Line

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“After showing herself to be in the elite class of female runners at the Austin Marathon, Kenyan Hyvon Ngetich hit the wall — hard. She didn’t win, despite leading for most of the day. But the way Ngetich finished the race is being celebrated, because she did it by crawling, refusing to quit.”

Her fortitude paid off: After refusing the wheelchair offered to her and inching to the finish line on her knees, Ngetich finished third.

(WATCH the video above or READ the story from NPR)

 Story tip from Joel Arellano

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