Marathon Runner Hyvon Ngetich Refuses Wheelchair, Literally Crawls Across Finish Line After Body Gives Out

February 17, 2015 2:45 PM

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Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich, 29, was on her way to winning the Austin Marathon on Sunday when her body began to break down. With two-tenths of a mile ago, she collapsed.

Unable to walk, much less run, Ngetich was offered a wheelchair by the surrounding medical staff. But Ngetich declined and began to crawl on all fours, finishing third in the race.

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