California high-school student Holland Reynolds, makes sure she makes it across the finish line.
The star of the San Francisco University High School track team, she collapsed just two yards from the finish, but crawled to the line in honor of her coach, Jim Tracy. Tracy had built the team into state champions before being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) several years ago.
Tracy, who now must use braces to stand and walk, was on hand to see his star athlete finish.
Reynold’s completion of the race helped the team to its eighth state championship, making it the most successful cross-country team in California history.
“And where does the power come from, to see the race to its end? From within.”
–Eric Lidell, Chariots of Fire