29-year-old Hyvon Ngetich of Kenya lost her bid to win the 2015 Austin Marathon in US after she collapsed with just two-tenths of a mile left to the finish line.
Ngetich who led throughout the race, became weak but still determined not to give up and she started crawl with her both legs and hands in obvious pain, her eyes locked on the finish line and eventually she came third at the 2015 Austin Marathon.
Her “exceptional effort,” inspired applause from nearly every marathon spectator and inspired Conley to adjust her prize money so she receives the same amount of money as if she’d come in second.
“You ran the bravest race and crawled the bravest crawl I have ever seen in my life,” Conley said to Ngetich on Sunday night, “You have earned much honor.”
Ngetich said it’s just what she does.
“In running, you have to keep going,” she said.