There are two types of marathon runners: there are the ones doing it for sport, competition, and as a way of life, and then there are the ones doing it simply for the accomplishment or to check off an item on their bucket list.
Recently, at a Pittsburgh Marathon, long after the professional runners had finished the run, two women found themselves at the very back of the pack, but decided to celebrate finishing the run rather than be disappointed in coming in last.
In a video captured by a spectator, two women are seen running the final stretch of a marathon. They both found themselves in last place, taking 7 hours to complete the 26.2 run.
At this point, many people may try to speed up just to avoid that “last place” title, but these women decided to join hands and finish the race together.
What makes this story even better is that the two women didn’t know each other. They were strangers prior to the race and simply found themselves in the same place at the same time. Their decision to support each other and encourage each other to finish the race strong is an inspiration to athletes everywhere.
These runners are living proof that it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, what matters most is how much you put into your sport and how you treat people along the way.
Check out the sweet video of the two women finishing the marathon together below & don’t forget to share with your friends.
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