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Via: The Independent
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Claire Lomas became the first paralyzed woman to complete the London Marathon in a bionic suit. Check the via link for the full story!

Via: KEYE TV
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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.

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Via: TDW
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At 100 years old Fauja Singh is the oldest person to finish a marathon, setting the record at the Toronto Waterfront marathon. The feat took him eight hours and twenty five minutes. Check for more information in the via link!

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Via: MSNBC
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The Zombie Walk of Mexico City set records this last Sunday, drawing in somewhere between nine and ten thousand participants in the largest walk ever. Check out some pictures from the event in the gallery below!