The Best Comeback: College Sprinter Leaves Everyone Speechless During Relay Race.

Sometimes, starting on last place during a competition — means nothing.

In what might be called the comeback of the century, UCC’s Phil Healy ran her way from “the depths of hell” to a first place finish.

The Irish athlete was the last runner in the 4x400m relay race, and by the time she was handed the baton, Healy was a staggering distance behind her competitors.

“It was about 70 metres, which, in a 400-metre race, is a ridiculous deficit to claw back,” said announcer Cathal Dennehy. “She was so far behind that at the last lap, the camera left her out of view.”

But Healy absolutely gave the race her all.

As the athletes turned the last corner, she came flying up the outer lane from 5th place. She passed one runner after another until at the last possible moment she overtook the Olympic hopeful Michelle Finn.

Healy immediately collapsed from exhaustion after her colossal effort. The moment she crosses the finish line is the perfect picture of giving it your all.

Watch Healy (dressed in red) giving her all in the video below, and don’t forget to share this monumental moment.

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