Kenyan runner Hyvon Ngetich was on pace to win the Austin Marathon in February of this year until her body collapsed with two-tenths of a mile to go. Talk about heartbreaking.
But, Hyvon didn’t give up there. She showed a huge heart when she refused to be placed in a wheelchair, instead crawling hands-and-knees the last 50m to the finish line. The crowd erupted in cheers because of her inspiring finish to what is already a huge accomplishment.
Here’s our takeaway: Your true character shines through how you react to adversity and hardship.