Sport Kenyan Marathoner Collapses By Marathon Finish Line, Crawls To Second Place

03:31  11 april  2018
03:31  11 april  2018 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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Kenyan marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich lost her bid to win the 2015 Austin Marathon after she collapsed to the Hyvon Ng'etich collapses and crawls to finish line in US, gets prize money. Marathon runner Hyvon Ngetich, who whose body failed her, crawls to the finish line as a nurse

She refused to lose. An elite Kenyan marathoner ended up crawling across the finish line at an Austin, Tex., race after her body gave out and she collapsed to the ground some 50 yards from taking second place .

Second placed Michael Njenga from Kenya collapses and creeps towards the finish line during the Hannover Marathon race in Hannover, Germany, Sunday, April 8, 2018. © Julian Stratenschulte/dpa via AP Second placed Michael Njenga from Kenya collapses and creeps towards the finish line during the Hannover Marathon race in Hannover, Germany, Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Kenyan marathoner Michael Kunyuga was just feet away from the Hanover Marathon finish line when he collapsed to the ground. Fellow Kenyan Duncan Koech was quickly approaching but Kunyuga's first instinct was to crawl across the finish line.

Kunyuga held on to second place and finished in two hours, 10 minutes and 16 seconds. Koech was only three seconds behind for third.

Medicical attendants assisted Kunyuga after the he was finished.

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This weekend, 29-year-old marathoner Hyvon Ngetich was leading the pack at the 2015 Austin Marathon when her body just couldn't take it With pure mental strength and sheer determination, the Kenyan runner got on all fours and began CRAWLING her way towards the finish line .

An elite Kenyan marathoner ended up crawling across the finish line at an Austin, Tex., race after her body gave out and she collapsed to the ground some 50 yards from taking second place . Hyvon Ngetich still managed to nab third place at the 2015 Austin Marathon in a photo finish that defies the

It appears that Kunyuga's time is also a personal best. He ran 2:10:43 at the Padova Marathon in Italy last year.

The race was won by Ethiopian Seboka Negussa Erre in 2:09:44.

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