The 2015 Austin Marathon was held this past weekend, and the final stretch for one of the runners was both inspiring and pretty hard to watch.
Kenya’s Hyvon Ngetich was leading the pack for most of the race, but near the finish line her body started to give up.
She ended up crawling the rest of the way (about 50 yards), even refusing to use a wheelchair offered by race officials.
“For the last two kilometers, I don’t remember,” said Ngetich. “Finish line, I have no idea.”
Despite the struggle, she still ended up getting 3rd place, and the race director offered her the same amount of money as the second place finisher.
“You ran the bravest race and crawled the bravest crawl I have ever seen in my life,” he said. “You have earned much honor, and I am going to adjust your prize money, so you get the same prize money you would have gotten if you were second.”
You can watch all 4.5 minutes of her finish below.
On Tuesday’s “Wheel of Fortune,” one of the contestants wowed everyone, including Pat Sajak, with his quick thinking.
With just one letter on the board, Rufus figured out this 17-letter phrase for an event was “Championship Match.”
Last year a guy managed to solve a puzzle in the final round on the first guess (“New Baby Buggy”) with only two letters on the board.
One grandmother apparently gave ISIS quite an earful.
In the video above which surfaced last week, an old woman in Syria gets right up in the face of some ISIS militants (according to the uploader) telling them that what they are doing is wrong.
“Oh you devils, turn back to God,” she says, “It’s all forbidden. I swear nothing what you have done was in the way of God.”
She argues against the unnecessary slaughter of innocents and warns them that their group is cursed.
“Neither of you will win,” she says. “Nor will anybody, you only will keep killing each other like donkeys.”
The men laugh and make fun of her, telling her to go away.
There isn’t much more information on the origins of this video, and the BBC wonders if the men are in fact ISIS as the uploader claims them to be. Some commenters are pointing out that if it really were ISIS, they would have killed the woman on the spot.
Over the weekend, U.S. led forced conducted a number of air strikes against ISIS targets in both Syria and Iraq.