A stunning come-from-behind win during a college women’s relay race is a powerful reminder to never give up.
When University of Michigan runner Sophie Isom took a fall during the first leg of the 4×400 relay race at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational in Ann Arbor on Jan. 21, it looked like the team was in for a disappointing loss.
But she and her Wolverine teammates wouldn’t let that happen.
After Isom got back on her feet and handed over the baton, Aurora Rynda, Savannah Sutherland and Ziyah Holman made up close to 30 seconds in lost time to win the awe-inspiring race — and the team title. What’s more, the group finished a full eight seconds ahead of the second-place team, Ohio State.
Watch how these remarkable runners come back from last place in the video above to win the relay as a team.
If you can believe it, it’s not the first time one of these runners has made an extraordinary comeback like this.
In that race, her relay team was in last place until she took the baton in the final leg. She brought the team into first place and maintained it for a victory.
There’s a reason the announcers referred to Holman as a ‘closer!’
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