Sometimes, first-place finishers can enjoy the final few steps of a race if they have a gap on second place. In other instances, the winner isn’t decided until well after the race finishes as officials confer with each other analyzing the photo finish.
From the 2017 IAAF World Championships to local road races, there were some wild comebacks, or comebacks that fell just short but made for exciting finishes. Others, as you’ll see, were close but the finish was mutually agreed upon, like the recent Run Barbados Half-Marathon.
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— ABC13 Houston (@abc13houston) January 15, 2017
— LetsRun.com (@letsrundotcom) November 23, 2017
— BC Athletics (@BC_Athletics) March 18, 2017
26 days to 2018!
— IAAF Diamond League (@Diamond_League) December 6, 2017
USATF 20K Championship at New Haven Road Race, New Haven, CT, Sept. 4. © Mike Scott 2017.
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) August 7, 2017
@sarahinglis5 and @sgollishruns share the win 🤝 at the @runbarbados half-marathon in 1:22:48! 📸: Inge Johnson (@photosculptor2)/Canada Running Series (@runcrs). Full event recap (incl. 📸 of @tasha_wodak winning the 10K) on the site. #canadianrunning #runbarbados @barbadostoday @visitbarbados @barbadostravel @runcrswest @alnbrookes #barbados #runbarbados @oiselle @varsityblues
WHAT A FINISH!
— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) June 10, 2017