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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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Here’s a little bit of inspiration for the day from an unlikely source.

This 84-year old woman may not be exactly sure how to bowl (or what bowling is for that matter) but she manages to get a strike on her very first try.

Watch as the entire room celebrates her accomplishment with a standing ovation.

Via: imNovoa
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Real Madrid player and underwear model Cristiano Ronaldo became slightly less ridiculously good looking last week and kicked a soccer ball around with a clueless kid in the streets of Madrid.

He wore a shaggy wig with fake mustache/beard, sunglasses and a baggy sweatsuit, and he carried a blue backpack. Look… he’s just like us!

The two played juggled the ball around a bit without drawing any attention.

He eventually removed his disguise, revealing his true identity to the boy and everyone else in the street who immediately pull out their phones to take pictures.

Before walking away, he gave the boy a hug and signed a ball for him.

Via: RM Videos
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It doesn't take much for a cat to be amused.

This guy just needs a little ball on a string, and he'll be busy for hours.

Watch him play a solo game of mid-air ping pong using only his paw as a paddle.

Via: adsport
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A freak storm ripped through the lot outside the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California on Wednesday, ripping tents out of the ground and injuring 4 people (nothing serious).

The best part of this video is the confused cow mascot which doesn't quite seem to know what's happening or where to go.

Just move cow, moooooove!

Via: ESPN
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This has only happened 23 other times in history… at least on live TV.

Professional Ronnie Russell threw 12 consecutive strikes in the semi-final of the PBA Chameleon Championship to become the 24th person to bowl a nationally-televised perfect game.

He almost lost it at number 11, but the final pin eventually toppled over thanks to luck/telekinesis?

Regardless, it happened, and it's quite a feat under all that pressure.

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ICYMI, Toronto Maple Leafs goalie Jonathan Bernier made a big mistake on the red carpet at a Raptors charity event to honor Nelson Mandela last weekend.

The mistake being that he didn't know who Nelson Mandela was.

Here's his cringeworthy answer:

"He's one of the most known athletes in the world. A lot of impact in any kind of sport that he did, and even playing hockey, everyone knows him, right? From being the type of person that he was off the ice and on the ice. It's unfortunate that he passed a year ago, but, he changed a lot while he was with us, and he's a tremendous guy."

Here Bernier, let me Google that for you. Of course, that might have helped to know beforehand to avoid the embarrassment.

Bernier apologized soon after the event.

"I'm embarrassed," said Bernier. "I didn't mean to offend him, his legacy. I got flustered with the red carpet and I was nervous. I think everyone makes mistakes and that was me that night."

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